Two men admit they escaped from CROSSWAEH

Two men were sentenced to prison Tuesday afternoon after admitting they escaped from CROSSWAEH.

Heath D. Biederman, 34, and Kenneth L. Ansel II, 25, each pleaded guilty to a charge of escape, a third-degree felony, during hearings in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom.

Shuff sentenced each man to 18 months in prison.

Biederman was granted credit for 79 days served.

Ansen was granted credit for 49 days served, and Seneca County Prosecutor’s Office agreed not to oppose a timely filed motion for judicial release if there are no unfavorable reports from the institution.

The men apologized before sentencing.