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Missing inmate found in northwest Indiana prison after search

Dustin Lappin
Posted at 1:59 PM, Oct 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-15 14:03:57-04

WESTVILLE — The Indiana Department of Corrections says a missing inmate was found after a search that lasted several hours.

Dustin Lappin, 31, was reported missing from Westville Correctional Facility during a morning census count Friday.

The IDOC says Lappin was found inside the facility around 7:40 p.m.

"DOC officials will now work with the county prosecutor to pursue additional charges against Lappin," a news release said.

Lappin is serving an eight-year sentence with IDOC after he was convicted in 2020 of robbery in Marion County. His expected release date was Jan. 7, 2026.