City jail inmate still on the lam

One of two Middletown prisoners back behind bars after fleeing work detail at Goldman Park.

MIDDLETOWN — One of two city jail inmates who escaped while on a work detail remains at large today, April 15, according to Middletown detectives.

Mark Dunlap, 29, of the 1700 block of Sherman Avenue, and Scott Wilson, 19, of the 2900 block of Wilbraham Road, escaped at about 1:20 p.m, Wednesday, April 14, while at Goldman Park near Roosevelt Boulevard and Highland Street, police said.

Wilson and Dunlap, clad in jail-issued orange and white striped jumpsuits, were picking up trash in the wood-line area at the park when they took off. Both went to their homes and changed clothes.

Wilson was caught at the rear of 4304 Lewis St. He is now charged with escape, a fifth-degree felony. Prior to his escape, Wilson was arrested April 3 on an open bench warrant for failure to comply, a misdemeanor, according to police records.

“He really messed up,” said Middletown police Lt. Walter Scott Reeve.

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Dunlap remains at large Thursday evening. Police say after he ran home and changed clothes, he was picked up by his brother and driven to Colerain Twp.

Major David Van Arsdale said calls have gone out to area police departments to be on the lookout for Dunlap, who he suspects could be in Kentucky.

No charges have been filed against Dunlap’s brother as of Thursday afternoon, according to detectives.

Dunlap’s criminal history includes arrests on minor offenses such as petty theft, marijuana possession and driving without a license, Reeve said. In 2007, he was arrested on a felony assault.

Dunlap was serving time in the Middletown City Jail after a March 27 arrest for falsification, disorderly conduct and three bench warrants. He now also faces a felony escape charge.

“We had never had a problem with him in the past or we wouldn’t have put him on work release,” Reeve said.

Anyone with information on Dunlap’s whereabouts is asked to call police at (513) 425-7700.

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