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Inmate who escaped from Hancock Co. found in Indy

An inmate who escaped from the Hancock County Jail earlier this month is back behind bars.


Tyrell Deshawn White, 22, was found by police in Indianapolis on Thursday, Jan. 21, in the area of 30th Street and Graham and Graham Avenue, the Hancock Co. Sheriff's Office said.


He is being held in the Hancock County Jail, where he faces additional charges for escape.


White escaped from jail officers while taking trash out to a dumpster on Jan. 10. Investigators believe White had someone waiting in a nearby vehicle to help him escape.


White had been in the jail awaiting trial on multiple charges stemming from a July 2020 arrest by the Fortville Police Department. He also had an outstanding warrant out of Marion County for armed robbery and theft.