UPDATE: Police looking for owner of backpack stolen from Michigan City prison escapee

Travis Hornett

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (WNDU) A prison escapee from the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City was captured and arrested Thursday morning, according to Indiana Department of Correction.

Police tracked Travis Hornett, 39, to a vacant Beverly Shores home he had forcibly entered. Hornett was arrested without further resistance, shortly before midnight, by members of the IDOC Fugitive Apprehension Unit, along with members of the Indiana State Police and other local law enforcement officers.

He escaped Wednesday from the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City. Hornett had a backpack in his possession when he was caught by police. Police believe he got the backpack from one of the local beaches in the area.

Shortly after 11 a.m. on Wednesday Hornett fled from a work detail on prison grounds.

Hornett was sentenced out of DeKalb County on September 14, 2018, to serve a five-year sentence for burglary.

As a result of his escape from lawful custody Hornett is expected to face the charge of Escape, a Level 5 Felony, and Residential Entry, a Level 6 Felony.

Indiana State Police Detective Mike Bailey is asking anyone who may be missing a backpack and the contents inside please contact him at 219-690-0039.