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Woman charged with escape in Athens

ATHENS — A Columbus woman who was convicted of crimes in Athens County was indicted for escape, authorities said.

Kaleigh Morris, 29, was indicted Monday by the Athens County Grand Jury on one count of third-degree felony escape after allegedly cutting and removing an ankle monitor while on probation and house arrest.

On Tuesday, the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office, Hocking County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff’s Interdiction Unit and the Hocking County Adult Parole Authority conducted a joint operation to locate Morris.

Upon finding her at a Haydenville residence, they found drugs, firearms and alleged stolen vehicles, a release said.

The Hocking County Adult Parole Authority arrested Mike Fultz for parole violations and the Hocking County Sheriff’s Department charged his mother, Carol Fultz, with obstruction of justice, the release said.

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