NEWPORT, Ind. (AP) — A sheriff in western Indiana says he believes his jail guards did everything properly even though a prisoner's escape wasn't discovered for nearly 10 hours.
State police say federal marshals caught 25-year-old Cody Maple of Perrysville in Champaign, Ill., on Tuesday, a day after he escaped from the Vermillion County Jail near Newport.
Vermillion County Sheriff Bob Spence says Maple got out after breaking a weld in an outdoor recreational fence.
Spence tells the Tribune-Star that the jail had 60 inmates and normal staffing levels of two guards at the time of the escape.
Maple's disappearance was found during a bed check about 11 p.m. Spence says complete counts during the day are difficult because some inmates are on outdoor work release or meeting with lawyers.
Information from: Tribune-Star, http://www.tribstar.com