Ohio

Inmate convicted of murder escapes from Ohio prison

  • This undated photo shows provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections shows John Modie. The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction on Monday, March 28, 2016, confirmed the possible escape of Modie, convicted of killing a woman in Cleveland, from the Hocking Unit of the Southeastern Correctional Complex in Nelsonville. The department says Modie was found to be missing during the 11:00 p.m. count of inmates Sunday night. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections via AP)

    This undated photo shows provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections shows John Modie. The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction on Monday, March 28, 2016, confirmed the possible escape of Modie, convicted of killing a woman in Cleveland, from the Hocking Unit of the Southeastern Correctional Complex in Nelsonville. The department says Modie was found to be missing during the 11:00 p.m. count of inmates Sunday night. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This undated photo shows provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections shows John Modie. The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction on Monday, March 28, 2016, confirmed the possible escape of Modie, convicted of killing a woman in Cleveland, from the Hocking Unit of the Southeastern Correctional Complex in Nelsonville. The department says Modie was found to be missing during the 11:00 p.m. count of inmates Sunday night. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections via AP)

    This undated photo shows provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections shows John Modie. The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction on Monday, March 28, 2016, confirmed the possible escape of Modie, convicted of killing a woman in Cleveland, from the Hocking Unit of the Southeastern Correctional Complex in Nelsonville. The department says Modie was found to be missing during the 11:00 p.m. count of inmates Sunday night. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections via AP)  (The Associated Press)

State prison officials have confirmed that an inmate convicted in 2003 of killing a woman in Cleveland has escaped from a southeast Ohio prison.

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction had said earlier Monday that 58-year-old John Modie was missing in a late Sunday night count of inmates at the Hocking Unit of the Southeastern Correctional Complex in Nelsonville.

Prison officials say they're working with local law enforcement agencies and the State Highway patrol in the search for Modie, who is considered dangerous.

Modie was last seen wearing a blue hoodie, gray sweat shirt and blue pants.

Authorities say Modie is serving 18 years to life for murder, robbery and escape convictions.