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Escaped Grant County inmate apprehended in Indianapolis

Police said the inmate was apprehended at a Motel 6 on Shadeland Avenue Monday night.
Posted at 2:26 PM, Jan 08, 2024
and last updated 2024-01-24 13:18:01-05

MARION — The Grant County Sheriff's Office has apprehended an inmate who escaped from a work detail Monday morning.

Charles J. Gerstoff, 30, fled while he was assigned to work at City of Marion Animal Care and Control building at about 7:50 a.m., Sheriff Del Garcia said.

Gerstorff left his work detail while a deputy was distracted and fled into a wooded area, police said. Officers searched for several hours without locating him.

Gerstorff is wanted for escape and a warrant has been issued for his arrest, Garcia said.

Monday night, the sheriff's office announced Gerstorff was apprehended at a Motel 6 on Shadeland Avenue in Indianapolis.