The Journal Gazette
Friday, February 26, 2021 1:00 am

2 escape from Henry County Jail; 1 caught

Associated Press

NEW CASTLE – One of two inmates who escaped from an eastern Indiana jail remained at large Thursday morning, authorities said.

Jacob Dean Vanpelt, 26, escaped from the Henry County Jail around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sheriff's Maj. Jay Davis said.

The other escapee, Blake Adrian Michael Tutrow, 21, was captured at a nearby apartment complex. Davis said.

The inmates escaped through an unsecured door while a security check was being conducted, he said.

Indiana State Police, Henry County sheriff's deputies and New Castle police were involved in the search for Vanpelt, authorities said.

Vanpelt, from New Castle, was charged last week in Henry Circuit Court with dealing in methamphetamine, dealing in a controlled substance, criminal recklessness, possession of cocaine, unlawful possession of a syringe and possession of marijuana.

Tutrow was convicted last year of intimidation and domestic battery and recently had been accused of probation violations.

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