Still No Leads In Search For Escaped Logan County Convict

There are still no leads in the search for a missing convict that escaped the Logan County jail, according to Chief Deputy David Spicer.

Authorities said they think he escaped through a hole he made in the fence.

The convict’s name is Gary Patrick Topham.

“Topham escaped yesterday (Feb. 24) while on his yard call between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. yesterday in the afternoon,” said Spicer.

Topham wasn’t reported missing until 4 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 25).

Spicer said “we’re investigating how does 13 hours go by, that’s completely unacceptable. One of the disadvantages we have this time compared to previous escapes is the first escape you’re hot on somebodies heels if you know immediately.”

The Logan County Sheriff’s Department has widened their search for the missing convict, according to Spicer.

Topham was awaiting transport to prison on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to manufacture.

If they find that a worker at the jail was responsible for Topham’s escape, the punishment could range from a letter of reprimand to termination.

Jailers are being interviewed in the investigation according to Spicer.

Neighbors say knowing a criminal is on the loose is frightening.

“It really is, it’s scary for the kids getting out of school and all of that,” said one resident.

“I might be a little bit more careful about being sure that the doors are locked and everything,” said another resident.

4 comments

  • bob

    bet they wont be able to catch the guy as ez since its hes 2nd escape hes probly hiding out in the mountains some where’s or long to to another state

  • john

    I bet he is living right across from the police station.

    If the cops would spend time actually solving and preventing crime, instead of the very profitable low hanging fruit, called traffic tickets, we’d all be safer and a lot of the “unsolved” crimes would finally get some attention.

    98% of the time, when/if a cop is actually doing something, especially in small towns, they are just handing out easy tickets.

    I agree the roads need to be policed, but what little productivity that cops actually do, I’d say 98% of their energy is focused on low hanging easy fruit.

    • bob

      You hit the nail on the head with the traffic tickets that’s exactly right lol its ez money and not much work involved to get it

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