Escaped Morgan County inmate captured
Inmate walked away while on trash duty
Last Updated: 47 days ago
MORGAN COUNTY, Ind. - Investigators say they've caught a Morgan County Jail inmate who fled while doing chores just outside the jail fence.
Morgan County Sheriff Robert Downey told RTV6 that Blair Wolfe was captured just before 2 p.m. Saturday in Hendricks County in the area of State Road 267, just south of I-70. Downey said investigators worked overnight, tracking Wolfe to his father's house in Plainfield.
When officers arrived, Wolfe took off running into a wooded area, where he was eventually captured, Downey said.
Wolfe, 32, was incarcerated at the jail for a Class-D felony of theft. Downey said, however, Wolfe had earned special privileges to be a trusty or inmate worker.
Officials said Wolfe was outside the jail's fence at roughly 5 p.m. Friday picking up trash when he simply walked away from the jail.
Wolfe now faces an additional five years of jail time from the escape charge.
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