(AP) -- Authorities say an inmate they believed had escaped from a northern
Indiana prison has been captured and he never left the prison grounds.
Correctional Facility Superintendent Mark Sevier says 35-year-old Orville
Morris of Marengo was found Saturday hiding on a ledge within the heating
and air-conditioning ductwork of the prison’s pallet shop.
say Morris had crawled into some of the mechanical systems in that
building’s ceiling. He was unaccounted for during Friday morning’s inmate
Morris was serving
prison sentences for burglary convictions and had been scheduled for release
in January 2019 from the prison about 25 miles east of Gary.
He now faces
internal prison charges for his attempted escape. LaPorte County prosecutors
will determine whether he also faces felony criminal charges.