La Porte inmate escapes from jail, found walking nude in city

Photo Courtesy: La Porte County Sheriff\'s Office

LA PORTE, Ind. -- Officers from the La Porte City Police Department managed to locate and detain a La Porte County Jail inmate who had escaped from his top floor window late Tuesday night.

The La Porte County Jail received calls reporting suspicious activity at around 11:30 p.m.

Deputies searched the east side of the jail building’s exterior to find several pieces of bedsheets tied together in the form of a rope coming down from a top floor window.

Shortly after, the La Porte City Police Department was informed of a man wandering around nude in the 600 block of Lincolnway (State Road 2). There they located 43-year-old Desmond L. Robinson, an inmate of the LCJ with injuries consistent with a fall.

Robinson had been in the LCJ since April 11, 2022 for a Level 5 Felony Burglary in March of 2017.

Jail staff subsequently performed a headcount that found all inmates accounted for and in their assigned cells.

Detectives of the Criminal Investigations Division are performing an investigation into the escape.

The Jail Administration are internally reviewing the escape as well as completing a security check of the facility.

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