Police: 'Dangerous' inmate escapes from Indiana State Prison in Michigan City

Travis Hornett escaped from the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City and was on the run.
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MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) (7/10/2019) - Northern Indiana police are searching for an inmate they describe as dangerous who escaped from the grounds of the Indiana State Prison.

Michigan City police say 39-year-old Travis Hornett escaped about 11 a.m. Central on Wednesday from the prison grounds while on a work detail.

Police say Hornett is "considered dangerous" and the public should call 911 immediately if they see him to report his location.

Hornett is described as white and Hispanic with brown hair and eyes. He's about 5-foot-4 inches tall, weighs about 160 pounds and was wearing khaki clothes when he escaped.

WNDU is reporting that Hornett received a five-year sentence for burglary on Sept. 14, 2018, in DeKalb County, Indiana.

A message seeking an update on the search for Hornett was left Wednesday afternoon with police.

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