Offender taken into custody after walking away from Indiana State Prison

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) -A Waterloo man police say walked away from his work detail has been taken back into custody.

The Indiana Department of Correction said Travis Hornett was tracked to a vacant home in Beverly Shores that police say he forcibly entered as a part of his escape attempt.

When police confronted him, the department said Hornett surrendered without further resistance. He is expected to face escape and residential entry charges in connection with the escape.


PREVIOUS: A Waterloo man is at large after detention officials say he walked away from his outside work detail Wednesday.

Officials say a low-level offender from the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City went missing from his outside work detail at the facility’s low-security housing unit around 11 a.m.

Travis Hornett, 39, is approximately 5’ 5” tall, weighs about 160 pounds and is from DeKalb County.

He was serving a five-year sentence from a DeKalb County felony burglary conviction from back in September 2018.

The Indiana State Prison and the Department of Correction’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit is working with Indiana State Police, U.S. Marshalls and local law enforcement to ensure his capture and return to custody.

If you see him, you’re asked not to approach him, and to call 911.

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at Fort Wayne's NBC. She also serves as the weekend producer on NBC.

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