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Police apprehend prisoner who escaped from Indiana State Prison in Michigan City

Travis Hornett

LA PORTE COUNTY, Ind.—The prisoner who had escaped from the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City on Wednesday has been apprehended by police, according to the Indiana Department of Corrections.

Police found 39-year-old Travis Hornett shortly after midnight on Thursday morning at a vacant home in Beverly Shores.

Police say Hornett, who is from Waterloo, Indiana, was confronted by law enforcement at the home and he surrendered without further incident.

No injuries were reported while officers apprehended Hornett.

Following his escape, Hornett now faces two felony charges including escape and residential entry.

Police are now trying to identify the owner of a backpack found on Hornett when he was apprehended. It is believed the backpack was taken from a local beach. Anyone who is missing a backpack and has information about the contents inside, contact Indiana State Police at (219) 690-0039.

Prison officials found Hornett missing from his outside work detail at the Michigan City facility’s low security housing unit around 11 a.m. on Wednesday.

Hornett was sentenced to five years for burglary in September 2018.

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