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Escaped parolee found in Rochester

May 24, 2019 08:29 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A parolee who ran from authorities Thursday afternoon is back in custody after a massive citywide manhunt.

Department of Corrections officials say Ahjemin Ross-Simmons, 24, went missing after he took off during transport in Rochester Thursday afternoon. 

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He served time for burglary and assault charges in Monroe and Wyoming counties. The department tells News10NBC that Ross-Simmons was out on parole when he violated the agreement.

On Thursday, staff from the Rochester-area office took him into custody for that violation. However, during the transport process he was somehow able to escape.

Multiple law enforcement agencies actively searched for Ross-Simmons overnight, eventually leading to his capture on the city's west side.

News10NBC was on scene when a man was brought outside a home on Gardiner Avenue, near Chili Avenue, around 2:30 a.m. Friday. Parole officers confirmed that the man was Ross-Simmons.

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