CHICAGO (CBS) — An inmate who escaped from the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City on Wednesday has been captured.
Thomas Hornett, 39, walked away from a work detail on prison grounds Wednesday afternoon.READ MORE: City Celebrating Chicago Sky WNBA Championship In Millennium Park Tuesday
The Indiana Department of Corrections said he was tracked to a vacant home in Beverly Shores. Officials said he broke into the home after he escaped.READ MORE: Chicago Firefighter Fired Over Racist Social Media Posts; City Worker Reprimanded For Bringing Gun To O'Hare
Hornett surrendered shortly after midnight when confronted by members of the IDOC Fugitive Apprehension Unit, Indiana State Police, and local police.
Officials said Hornett will face new felony charges as a result of his escape.MORE NEWS: City Of Evanston To Enact Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy For Municipal Staff
IDOC records indicate Hornett was in prison for a 2018 burglary conviction, and has previous convictions for theft, receiving stolen property, and burglary.