INDIANA — Indiana Department of Corrections offender Travis Hornett, 39, who escaped Wednesday, July 10, was captured shortly after midnight Thursday, July 11.
Officials yesterday confirmed that Hornett, of Waterloo, walked away from the low-level facility located at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City.
At approximately 11 a.m. Wednesday, it was discovered that Offender Travis Hornett was missing from his outside work detail at the facility’s low-security housing unit.
Hornett, as a minimum security offender, was part of an outside maintenance work crew.
He was sentenced out of DeKalb County Sept. 14, 2018, to serve a five-year sentence for the crime of burglary, a level 5 felony.
Hornett 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 during 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.”