State correction officials say an inmate who escaped Wednesday from the grounds of the Indiana State Prison has been captured.
The Indiana Department of Correction said 39-year-old Travis Hornett was arrested without incident shortly after midnight Thursday by DOC staff and state and local police in a vacant home in Beverly Shores, Indiana.
That community along Lake Michigan is adjacent to Michigan City, where Hornett escaped from the prison Wednesday afternoon while on a work detail on the prison’s grounds about 50 miles east of Chicago.
The DOC said the Waterloo, Indiana, man had forced his way into the vacant home and surrendered without resistance.
The state agency said Hornett, who was serving a DeKalb County sentence on a burglary conviction, is now expected to face felony charges of escape and residential entry.