Second Inmate Captured

By: AP
By: AP

ROCKPORT, Ind. (AP) -- The second of three escapees from the Indiana State Prison was captured early Tuesday at his parents' home in southern Indiana after more than a week on the run, authorities said.
Convicted rapist Lance Battreal was arrested about 1 a.m. in the Ohio River town of Rockport -- some 250 miles south of the maximum-security prison in Michigan City, state Department of Correction spokesman Doug Garrison said.
The 45-year-old Battreal was asleep when federal marshals and police officers arrived and was taken into custody without incident, Garrison said.
Battreal escaped July 12 along with convicted murderers Charles Smith and Mark Booher, both of New Castle. Smith, 48, was captured the following day outside Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley's vacation home in Grand Beach, Mich., about eight miles from the prison.
Booher, 46, remained at large Tuesday, Garrison said.
U.S. Marshal Dave Murtaugh said Battreal was being held on a federal arrest warrant but would likely be turned over to state authorities.
Murtaugh declined to say how long Battreal had been at his parents' home. He said federal and state investigators had been pursuing numerous leads in tracking down the escapees.


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