Prison Escape Suspect Apprehended by Sheriff's Deputies
Sheriff's Deputies Apprehend Bank Robbery Suspect
Sheriff's Deputies Apprehend Escaped Prisoner from
Indiana DOC Facility
The Sheriff’s Office was notified of an escaped prisoner from the
Atterbury Correctional Facility, a minimum security prison operated by the
Indiana Department of Corrections (IDOC).
Despite his minimim security status, the man had a decade long history of
convictions for Burglaries and Robbery.
For the protection of area residents, Sheriff Doug Cox authorized an
immediate release of an electronic notification message from the Sheriff’s
Emergency Notification System to alert area residents.
On Wednesday morning, Sheriff’s 911 dispatchers received the report
of a suspicious man wearing clothing marked with “IDOC” writing near the Nineveh
Christian Church in downtown Metro Nineveh. Multiple law enforcement officers
responded to the scene, including Detective Steve Edwards, Deputy Andy Gordon,
Deputy Kerry Hamilton & K9 partner Billy, Deputy Mike Heisinger, Detective
Tevis McLaughlin, Lt. Phil Murphy, Sgt. Mike Rogier, Deputy Alex Talley, Deputy
Dan Tomey; this tribe of Sheriff’s Deputies (some whom were even off duty) were
joined by officers from the Department of Natural Resources, Princes Lakes
Police Department, Trafalgar Police Department, and staff from the Indiana
Department of Corrections.
Not long after law enforcement formed a strong presence in the
area, a second report was received of the same man running northbound on
foot. Sheriff’s Deputies and
assisting law enforcement officers on the scene formed a strong perimeter, and
not long afterward Deputy Andy Gordon observed the suspect wearing a white
t-shirt and still wearing his tan overalls with “IDOC” markings on them. Sheriff’s Canine Handler Kerry Hamilton
and K9 partner Billy continued their track, which led to the suspect who had
attempted to conceal his location along a wooded area near some bales of
The man was taken into custody by Sheriff’s Deputies without
incident, and the case was turned over to investigators from the Indiana
Department of Corrections; another job well done by the members of the
Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and multiple other local law enforcement
Special thanks to the alert citizens for becoming involved by doing
the right thing – calling 911 immediately to report what they had seen. If you are interested in subscribing to
the free Emergency Message Notification System to receive alerts of critical
information about your community, scroll to the bottom of the main page on our
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