The Putnam County Sheriff's Office reports that an inmate who failed to return to jail after his work release has been found.

According to the Sheriff's Office, 34-year-old Michael Mayes was apprehended Monday in Lima after several tips were called in. He is now in custody in a secure facility in Lima.

Law enforcement first looked for Mayes on the evening of March 1st after Mayes did not return to jail following his shift at his job. Mayes is expected to be transported back to Putnam County within the next few days.

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