CADIZ – An article published in this weeks print edition of the Harrison News-Herald (February 25, 2012), entitled, “Local jail time given in aided escape,” concerning the sentencing of a Cadiz woman who aided a Harrison County Jail escapee last year, inadvertently misidentified the male party.
The escapee was actually Ronald Matusik. The News-Herald regrets the error and any issues it may have caused.
Lisa Claring, 36, of 101 Broadview Drive, Cadiz, was recently given 90 days local incarceration and one year’s probation on a reduced charge of obstructing official business after appearing in county Common Pleas Court. She was indicted in September on one count of third-degree felony complicity to escape but pleaded to a reduced charge. Claring also received community service and orders to undergo drug and alcohol treatment.
She was sentenced for her role in aiding her then-boyfriend, Ronald Matusik, of 513 N. Main St., Lot C, Cadiz, who fled the jail on Aug. 20 through an unbarred window. He had been on a work release program and was facing three years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing more than $10,000 worth of ATV’s and other items from 13 campers and sheds at Sally Buffalo Park last winter. He was located the next day in a wooded area on Rose Valley Road and was taken into custody. He later received 12 months for the thefts while the third-degree felony escape charge led to an additional nine months behind bars.