Inmate Captured Outside Jail After Brief Escape

A Vanderburgh County inmate escaped from the facility Saturday before being quickly apprehended by jail staff.

Posted: Sep 19, 2020 5:02 PM

A Vanderburgh County inmate escaped from the facility Saturday before being quickly apprehended by jail staff.

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office says the inmate gained access to an unauthorized area of the jail and waited for an employee to enter the building from an external door.

The inmate then ran past the employee who immediately alerted jail staff to the escape.

Officials say the inmate attempted to hide on jail property, but was found and taken back into custody without further incident.

We're told the inmate will likely face new charges of escape from lawful detention as a Level 5 Felony.

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