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Willard inmate charged for November escape

Jan 15, 2021 | ,

The Oneida County man who escaped from a state drug treatment facility has been formally charged in connection with the incident.

29-year old Kevin Witt, of Deerfield, was charged by state police this week with first-degree escape, in connection with the incident that began on Nov. 9th at the Willard Drug Treatment Campus in Seneca County.

Authorities said Witt was on a work detail outside the secure area of the Willard campus when he went missing

After a manhunt that lasted four days, he was found and taken into custody near Route 326 in Aurelius.

Witt was incarcerated at Willard under a parole supervision sentence after being convicted of second-degree criminal mischief in Oneida County earlier in 2020.

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