19 Year Old Convicted Killer T.J. Lane Escapes Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution in Lima, OH … Was Serving Three Life Sentences for 2012 Chardon High School Shooting (UPDATE: T.J. Lane Captured)
PRISON BREAK FOR THE REMORSELESS KILLER, T.J. LANE …
19 year old T.J. Lane, who was serving three life sentences for the 2012 murders of his fellow students at Chardon High School, has escaped the Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution in Lima, Ohio. At his sentencing, this smug and remorseless POS, T.J.Lane, unbuttoned a dress shirt to reveal a T-shirt scrawled with the word “killer.” He wore a similar shirt during the shootings. He then cursed profanities and made an obscene gesture as the judge gave him three life sentences.
According to reports, Lane broke out of prison with two other individuals around 7:40 p.m. Thursday. T.J. Lane escaped with Clifford E Opperud, 45, who was serving time for aggravated robbery and another man. According to the police department’s Facebook page, the men are wearing prison-blue uniforms. According to Lima police Sgt. Andy Green, one inmate was captured.
T.J. Lane, a remorseless killer serving three life sentences for indiscriminately killing fellow students at his Ohio high school in 2012, has escaped.
Authorities haven’t said how the 19-year-old broke out of the Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution in Lima, about 90 miles northwest of Columbus. He escaped, along with two other men, about 7:40 p.m. Thursday.
Lima police were searching the neighborhoods on the north end of the city, and asked residents to lock their doors and stay inside.
Lane was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences for his attack at Chardon High School on February 27, 2012.
He walked in to the school cafeteria with a .22-caliber gun and randomly started shooting. He fired 10 rounds, killing three students.
UPDATE on the two escaped prisoners.
The two prisoners are Thomas Michael Lane III and Clifford E Opperud. Please share these photos with all your friends. Do not open your doors for strangers. Do not pick up hitch hikers. Call LPD if you see anything suspicious. Officers are currently searching the neighborhoods in the vicinity of the north end of town. You will see law enforcement in your neighborhood. PLEASE do not tweet or post the locations of our officers.
Thomas Michael Lane III
5’8″ / 125 lbs
brown hair / brown eyes
Originally from Chardon Ohio
Clifford E Opperud
5’10″ 175 lbs
blonde hair, blue eyes
originally from Carlisle Ohio
Clifford E Opperud (left) – Thomas Michael Lane III (right)
Lima Police Sgt. Andy Green said officials are now searching areas near the prison for Lane, 19, and another man, Clifford E. Opperud, 45, who also escaped. Lane escaped with two other inmates but one was captured, Green said.
Green said the department was notified about the escape at 8 p.m. Thursday. He said it’s unknown how the men got out of the Allen Correctional Institution.
Lima police, the Allen County Sheriff’s Department and the Ohio Highway Patrol are all searching neighborhoods and wooded areas within a quarter-mile of the prison for the two men, Green said.
Opperud, of Carlisle, Ohio, is described as being 5-10, 175 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes. According to the Ohio Department of Corrections website, Opperud has been incarcerated since June 2008 on charges of kidnapping, aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary.
He was scheduled to remain in prison until March 2023.
UPDATE I: T.J. Lane captured!!!
T.J. Lane, who killed three students in an attack at Chardon High School in 2012, was recaptured early Friday morning, just hours after he escaped from prison in Lima, according to the State Highway Patrol.
Lane,19, was one of three inmates who escaped from the Allen Correctional Institution at 7:45 p.m. Thursday. One of the inmates was captured soon after.
If was unclear if Clifford Opperud, 45, who also escaped with Lane, was apprehended.