Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction



March 1, 2010

For Immediate Release



CONTACT:  Charlie Heiss, RCI Public Information Officer

(740) 774-7050 ext#2363

Ross Correctional Institution Minimum Security Offender Reported Missing from Outside Work Assignment

Authorities at the Ross Correctional Institution (RCI) confirmed a minimum security offender walked away from his work assignment at the Ross Correctional farm at approximately 10:30 a.m. this morning.  The offender is identified as Jeffrey Ryan Holsinger.  A citizen reported seeing an individual meeting Holsinger's description in a wooded area near Egypt Pike and Sandusky Boulevard west of Chillicothe, Ohio.  Holsinger was last seen wearing a blue-hooded sweatshirt with DRC stenciled on the back, khaki pants, blue cap, and brown work boots.

Holsinger is serving less than a one year sentence for a Receiving Stolen Property conviction in Highland County.  He is scheduled to be released from prison on November 20, 2010. 

Holsinger's description:
Race:                 Caucasian
Height/Weight:  6 foot, 240 pounds
Age:                   24
Hair Color:         light brown (short)
Eye Color:         brown  
Jeffrey Ryan Holsinger

The institution remains secure and there is only minimal modification to the operation of the facility as a result of Holsinger walking away from his job assignment.  Prison officials, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, and local law enforcement agencies are working together in an effort to apprehend Holsinger.  Please contact the Ross Correctional Institution or local law enforcement agencies with any information that could assist in the apprehension of Holsinger.