Escaped prisoner found asleep in pickup in Putnam County

Photo shows Davis after he was taken back into custody. (Provided Photo/IDOC)

PUTNAMVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — A prisoner is back behind bars hours after he walked away from the Putnamville Correctional Facility on Friday, the Indiana Department of Correction said.

IDOC said Christopher L. Davis, 34, was taken back into custody by Indiana State Police around 8:15 Friday night in the area of 7100 South County Road 25 East. He was found sleeping in a pickup. He was going to be checked for injury Friday night, according to IDOC.

Prior to being found, IDOC said Davis was last seen around 1 p.m. Friday.

Davis was convicted on theft and burglary charges from Clark County in March 2010, burglary and battery charges from Scott County in December 2017, and burglary charges from Scott County in December 2019, according to Department of Correction records. Clark and Scott counties are in southern Indiana in the Louisville, Kentucky, area.

He is scheduled for release in March, the online records say.

Putnamville is about 30 miles southwest of Indianapolis.