Escaped inmate back in custody after more than 24 hours on the run

Brian Wampner

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The man police searched for after he escaped from jail early Tuesday morning is back in police custody.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department said deputies apprehended Brian Wampner around 1:45 Wednesday afternoon on the city’s Southeast side.

Wampner escaped from a privately contracted jail Tuesday morning by going through a window in the loading dock while on work detail.

Wampner was previously serving time for dealing methamphetamine, dealing cocaine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, possession of narcotics and criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon.

The department said Wampner will now face an additional charge of escape.

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