The manhunt ended Friday for two men who jumped the fence and escaped from the NorthWest Community Corrections Center, 1740 E. Gypsy Lane Road.
Justin Firman, 36, Deshler, and Dakota Embry, 24, of Bryan, were caught around 12:30 p.m. on Turley Road in Fostoria, according to an announcement made by the Bowling Green Police Division.
Both men were charged with escape and transported to the Wood County Justice Center.
In addition, Emma Bulser, 30, of Deshler, was charged with felony obstructing justice.
At 8:05 p.m. Thursday, the men gained access over the fence of the recreation yard at the NWCCC during evening recreation. Staff held a formal count at 8:25 p.m. to determine the identities of the residents who escaped.
Law enforcement was contacted at approximately 8:29 p.m.
Firman was indicted in March 2022 for abduction and domestic violence. He was sentenced in January to three years on community control with 90 days in jail followed by completion of the SEARCH program at the NWCCC.
Embry was sentenced to the program after violating community control sanctions imposed in Henry County after he was convicted of possession of a fentanyl-related compound.
The Bowling Green Police Division was assisted by the Wood County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Findlay Police Division, Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, Fostoria Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service.
The NorthWest Community Corrections Center is a community-based correctional facility that serves as a sentencing option for adult males convicted of a felony-level offense. The goals of this program include providing a secure, intensive, evidence-based treatment program designed to assist residents with making positive behavioral changes.