Police search for missing inmate who escaped from hospital in southern Indiana


Mug shot of Shane Cates courtesy of Daviess County Sheriff’s Office

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4 Fast Facts

  • Shane Michael Alan Cates was in custody for assault and aggravated battery.
  • He was being treated at Daviess Community Hospital.
  • He escaped from the second floor window at the hospital.
  • Call 812-254-1060 if you have any information about his whereabouts.

DAVIESS COUNTY, Ind. (February 16, 2015) – Police are searching for a missing inmate from Davies County who escaped from the hospital.

The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Daviess Community Hospital around 11 p.m. Monday night. Workers at the hospital told officers that Shane Michael Alan Cates, 23, escaped custody through a second floor window at the hospital. Officers canvased the area, but were unable to locate Cates.

Cates is about five feet eight inches tall; he weighs 160 pounds; he has brown hair and hazel eyes.

Cates was in custody for assault and aggravated battery, police said.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, please call the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office at 812-254-1060.

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