One Caught: Manhunt continues for convicted killer and a rapist who escaped Ind. prison

July 13, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Not the kind of men you want on the loose. Police and prison guards aided by search dogs are still hunting for two convicted killers and a rapist who escaped a maximum-security Indiana State Prison Sunday, apparently through underground tunnels and pipes.
The inmates Charles Smith, 48, serving a 95 year sentence for murder; Mark Booher, 46, serving an 85 year sentence for murder and robbery; and Lance Battreal, 45, serving a 53 year sentence for rape, stalking and criminal confinement, were last scene during an inmate check at the prison at 5 a.m. Sunday. Prison officials noticed them missing at the 10 a.m. check.

All three men who should be considered dangerous because of their violent pasts, were incarcerated in the same housing unit of the prison in Michigan City, Ind., located about 60 miles east-southeast of downtown Chicago,

The men somehow got past bars in the tunnels and pipe chases under the grounds of the penitentiary, to make their escape, which is the prison’s first since 2001, officials said.

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Update: Grand Beach Police Chief Dan Schroeder reported, that two of the inmates were spotted in town and one was apprehended Monday morning and is in custody. He says a Grand Beach police officer got a call Monday that a security guard for Chicago Mayor Richard Daley was holding the inmate who identified himself as Charles Smith, at gunpoint in a home’s driveway near the mayor’s house in Grand Beach, which is about eight miles from the prison.

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