Bowling Green convict escapes local corrections center, captured Thursday

Jhon Rosado, 24, has escaped NorthWest Community Corrections Center, located on 1740 E. Gypsy Rd, and is currently leading police on a search.

Rosado escaped the corrections center around 8:15 p.m., by jumping a fence and going into a corn field to the north, according to a campus police report.

According to a Toledo News Now report, Rosado was arrested and charged with rape and aggravated burglary in May.

He his currently wearing a blue jump suit and orange sweatshirt.

Police urge residents to notify authorities of suspicious persons or activity to 419-354-9001 or 911.

UPDATE 1:50 p.m.:

Rosado is still at large, said Major Tony Hetrick of the Bowling Green Police.

He said authorities have a base of information they’re using to look into potential places he could be.

“Really he could be anywhere right now. We’re not sure,” Hetrick said.

Although Rosado could still be in Bowling Green, Hetrick said it’s possible he could be in another area of Ohio. There has been a state-wide alert for the search of Rosado.

UPDATE 7:42 p.m.:

Jhon Rosado was apprehended by police in an apartment on the 1000 block of Fairview Ave, Hetrick said.

The apartment was owned by Bobbie Merritt, the victim of the assault for which Rosado was sentenced. She has been charged with a count of harboring a fugitive, a fifth-degree felony.

Hetrick said police had called Merritt when Rosado had escaped, in order to notify her of the danger she may be in, but they did not know he was in her apartment.

Police began to piece together evidence pointing to Rosado being in Merritt’s apartment and got a warrant for the arrest.

“We had developed strong information that he was in there,” Hetrick said.