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Inmate captured after escaping through window during work detail at Marion Co. jail

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Posted at 7:56 AM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-02 16:17:26-04

INDIANAPOLIS — An inmate who escaped from a private jail during a work detail on Tuesday in Marion County has been captured on Wednesday.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office says Brian Wampner, 38, escaped from Jail 2, a privately contracted jail that is operated by CoreCivic, through a window in the loading dock.

Deputies captured Wampner around 1:45 p.m. near Emerson and Connection avenues, according to a press release from the sheriff's office. He is facing an additional charge of escape, a Level 5 felony.

Wampner was injured in the escape and appears to have been actively bleeding when he went missing around 3:40 a.m.

Wampner was initially arrested on March 31, 2019 on charges of dealing with methamphetamine, dealing in cocaine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, possession of narcotics and criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon.