NewsPublic Affairs / July 11, 2019

Update: Inmate Captured Following Escape From Indiana State Prison

State correction officials say an inmate who escaped Wednesday from the grounds of the Indiana State Prison has been captured.Indiana Department of Correction, Michigan City, Indiana State Prison2019-07-11T00:00:00-04:00
Update: Inmate Captured Following Escape From Indiana State Prison

Michigan City police say 39-year-old Travis Hornett escaped Wednesday while on a work detail. He was apprehended shortly after midnight Thursday.

Courtesy: Michigan City Police Department

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — Northern Indiana police are searching for an inmate they describe as dangerous who escaped from the grounds of the Indiana State Prison.

Michigan City police say 39-year-old Travis Hornett escaped about 11 a.m. CST Wednesday from the prison grounds while on a work detail.

Police say Hornett is "considered dangerous" and the public should call 911 immediately if they see him to report his location.

Hornett is described as white and Hispanic with brown hair and eyes. He's about 5-foot-4 inches tall, weighs about 160 pounds and was wearing khaki clothes when he escaped.

The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports that Hornett was sentenced last year on a burglary charge.

A message seeking an update on the search for Hornett was left Wednesday afternoon with police.

 

 

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