PORTER COUNTY, Ind. — An Indiana inmate who escaped custody Monday has been caught, authorities said late Tuesday.
Michael Maldonado was arrested in Burns Harbor, Ind., and returned to Porter County Jail, according to police. When an officer made a traffic stop in the Indiana town Tuesday, Maldonado fled from the passenger side of a car. He was located in a wooded area near U.S. Route 20, police said.
In video released earlier Tuesday, Maldonado can be seen dashing under a closing garage door at the jail as police transported the man. He was handcuffed and barefoot at the time.
Police previously located a discarded vehicle they believe Maldonado stole after escaping.