- Associated Press - Monday, May 18, 2015

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - In a story May 17 about the capture of an escaped inmate, The Associated Press erroneously reported inmate Marcus Alan Bramlett’s age as 35. He is 25. The AP also erroneously reported that Bramlett was a suspect in a hit-and-run crash on Friday. The crash happened Saturday.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Man who escaped in police car in northern Indiana arrested

Inmate who escaped custody in police cruiser recaptured after standoff in Lafayette

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - An inmate who escaped custody by overpowering a sheriff’s deputy and stealing her police cruiser while being moved from a hospital back to jail is back in custody, authorities say.

Marcus Alan Bramlett, 25, surrendered to police shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday following a five-hour standoff at a Lafayette home a day after his escape, the Journal & Courier reports (https://on.jconline.com/1FgrLIV). Bramlett, who was alone in the house, left peacefully after police negotiated by telephone.

“This concludes a horrible situation,” Tippecanoe County Sheriff Barry Richard said.

Police said preliminary charges have been filed related to his escape, disarming a law enforcement officer, auto theft and battery on a law enforcement officer resulting in serious bodily injury. He is being held without bond in the Tippecanoe County Jail. Deputy Jon Lendermon says Bramlett is expected to appear in court Monday.

Bramlett had escaped Friday night when he struck sheriff’s Deputy Jennifer Thompson and stole her white Dodge Charger, authorities said. Thompson, the daughter of Dave Heath, former Tippecanoe County sheriff and Lafayette mayor, was treated at a hospital for minor injuries and released.

Thompson fired a shot at Bramlett, shattering the driver’s window, as he drove away, Richard said. Police believe the car’s GPS system was damaged during the theft so they couldn’t track it.

Police believe Bramlett committed a home invasion early Saturday morning near Attica, about 25 miles southwest of Lafayette, where the police cruiser was found. They believe he stole a second vehicle in Attica and drove to Lafayette, where he was involved in a hit-and-run accident about 5:30 a.m. that day. Richard said Bramlett abandoned the damaged vehicle, and officers believe he fled on foot.

Bramlett was initially booked into jail Tuesday on $1,000 cash bond on preliminary charges of battery on a law enforcement officer causing injury and resisting law enforcement.

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