Escaped Putnamville inmate found asleep in pickup
PUTNAMVILLE — A Putnamville inmate was located asleep in a pickup truck Friday evening after seven hours on the lam.
Christopher Davis, 34, of Scottsburg, was found sleeping in the vehicle at 8:12 p.m. in the area of 7100 S. CR 25 East.
Davis was working outside the facility early Friday afternoon, which he was authorized to do, when he walked away around 1 p.m.
Agencies taking part in the response included DOC Emergency Response Operations, Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana Conservation Officers and Indiana State Police.
“I would like to thank all law enforcement personnel that assisted in the apprehension efforts — Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, State Police and DNR Conservation Officers,” Warden Dushan Zatecky said. “Emergency Response Operations responded in an extraordinary quick time, which played a vital role in our efforts. It was a collaborative effort that ended successful.”
Serving a two-year sentence for burglary out of Scott County, Davis had been eligible for release as early as March 2021. He also served a stint with the DOC for a 2010 burglary and battery conviction out of Clark County.