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Thursday, July 11, 2019 6:38 am

Verbatim: Offender who walked away captured

The Indiana Department of Correction issued the following news release today:

Michigan City, Ind. – Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) offender, Travis Hornett, 39, who walked away from custody the afternoon of July 10th, was captured shortly after midnight.

Hornett, who originally hales from Waterloo, Indiana, was ultimately tracked to a vacant home he had forcibly entered as part of his effort to evade capture. Once confronted in the Beverly Shores home by members of the IDOC Fugitive Apprehension Unit, along with members of the Indiana State Police and other local law enforcement officers, Hornett surrendered without further resistance. Neither Hornett nor any officers were injured the result of his recapture.

As a result of his escape from lawful custody Hornett is expected to face the charge of Escape, a Level 5 Felony, and Residential Entry, a Level 6 Felony.

Indiana Department of Correction Commissioner Rob Carter commented, “We greatly appreciate the effort and assistance of the state police and local police agencies who worked side-by-side with our Fugitive Apprehension Unit to get offender Hornett back into custody.”