Hiding in a dumpster, 2 inmates snuck out of Ohio prison. 4 employees put on leave

Authorities are searching for Bradley Gillespie, who escaped from Allen/Oakwood Correctional Facility.

Two men who escaped from a state prison near Lima earlier this week hid in a dumpster, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said on Friday.

Ohio DRC placed four employees on administrative leave during the internal investigation: Major Carl Bendross and Corrections Officers Tre'mon Glenn-Crawford, Lain Patterson and Taylor Robey.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is conducting a criminal investigation into how Bradley Gillespie and James M. Lee escaped from the Allen/Oakwood Correctional Institution.

Gillespie is still at large.

The pair were last seen on surveillance footage at 8:40 a.m. Monday but seven headcounts failed to flag them as missing. Lee was discovered missing at the 11 a.m. count on Tuesday and then following an emergency count it was determined that Gillespie was also gone.

Lee was captured in Henderson, Kentucky on Wednesday. Gillespie, who was convicted of two murders in Paulding County, is still missing. In a videotaped message, his daughter, Shayde Gillespie, pleaded with him to turn himself in to authorities.

There is a $21,000 reward for information and leads that help police capture the escapees. Authorities say Gillespie should be considered dangerous and anyone who sees him or has information about his whereabouts should call 911.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is leading the investigation. The patrol Findlay Post has a tipline at 1-419-423-1414.

This article originally appeared on The Columbus Dispatch: Two inmates snuck out of an Ohio prison by hiding in a dumpster.