A Putnam County Detention Center inmate has escaped. The Putnam County Sheriff's Office says Joe Vera III failed to return to the adult detention center after attending counseling and an AA meeting in Ottawa on Tuesday.
Vera is described as a white male about five-ten and 140 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. If you know where he is you should call the sheriff's office at 419-523-3208. The sheriff's office stresses any person harboring Vera or concealing his whereabouts will be charged.