DATE: Saturday, September 19, 2020
SUBJECT: Inmate Captured Outside Jail after Brief Escape
CONTACT: Colonel Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding

On Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 8:51 AM an inmate being held at the Vanderburgh County Jail escaped from the facility before being quickly apprehended by jail staff.

After gaining access to an unauthorized area of the jail, the inmate waited for a civilian employee to enter the building from an external door. The inmate ran past the employee, who immediately alerted jail staff to the escape. The inmate attempted to hide on the jail property, but was located by confinement officers and taken into custody without further incident.

The name of the inmate will not be released at this time, as both an internal investigation and a criminal investigation are still underway. The inmate, who was being held on a warrant from another jurisdiction, will likely face new charges of Escape from Lawful Detention as a Level 5 Felony.