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Paulding sheriff seeks runaway inmate

Paulding County Sheriff’s information

LIMA — Area law enforcement agencies are seeking a Paulding County Jail inmate who walked away from a Lima medical facility late Tuesday morning, while on a medical furlough issued by Paulding County Common Pleas Court.

Abbie Holton
Abbie Holton

Abbie Leann Holton, 26, was discovered missing at approximately 11:30 Tuesday morning and there is currently an active bench warrant issued for her arrest for failure to return.

Holton has been in jail since March 16 after deputies arrested her on an outstanding warrant first issued in 2013. At the time of her arrest, deputies subsequently charged her with several new crimes, including felony identification theft and a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest.

“Holton needs to be captured and held accountable for her actions,” said Paulding County Sheriff Jason K. Landers. “She has contacted our office since her escape this morning, and has no remorse for the choice she made.”

Sheriff Landers said Holton has been using her younger sister, Cheyenne Rain Holton’s (age 19), identity to mislead law enforcement officers and avoid arrest.

The Paulding County sheriff described Holton as 5 feet, 3 inches tall, weighing 160-175 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. She has a tattoo on her right arm that says “started from the bottom” and a peace symbol tattooed on her left arm.

Anyone who has information on Holton’s whereabouts should contact the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office at 419.399.3791, leave an anonymous tip on the sheriff’s office website ( or leave an email for the sheriff on the website.

POSTED: 03/31/15 at 7:40 pm. FILED UNDER: News