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Police: 'Dangerous' inmate from Waterloo escapes from Indiana State Prison

Michigan City police say 39-year-old Travis Hornett escaped about 11 a.m. CST Wednesday from the prison grounds while on a work detail.

Posted: Jul 10, 2019 9:58 PM
Updated: Jul 11, 2019 8:45 AM

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) - Northern Indiana police are searching for an inmate they describe as dangerous who escaped from the grounds of the Indiana State Prison.

Michigan City police say 39-year-old Travis Hornett escaped about 11 a.m. CST Wednesday from the prison grounds while on a work detail.

Police say Hornett is "considered dangerous" and the public should call 911 immediately if they see him to report his location.

Hornett is described as white and Hispanic with brown hair and eyes. He's about 5-foot-4 inches tall, weighs about 160 pounds and was wearing khaki clothes when he escaped.

Hornett was sentenced last year for a burglary in Waterloo.

A message seeking an update on the search for Hornett was left Wednesday afternoon with police.

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Police: 'Dangerous' inmate from Waterloo escapes from Indiana State Prison

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