An inmate is back in custody after escaping from the Ripley County Jail on Saturday night.
Around 10:50pm on Saturday night (11/28/15), an inmate in the Ripley County Jail, identified as 41 year old Chris Rolfes, ran from the Ripley County Jail wearing his jail-issued orange jumpsuit and sandals. It was believed Rolfes was trying to make his way back to Ohio.
An alert received at 9:56am on Sunday morning stated Rolfes was back in custody after the public assisted.
No information was released on how the subject was able to escape, nor how/where the inmate was recaptured.
The Ripley County Sheriff’s Department was assisted in a nine-hour search by the Indiana State Police, Milan and Versailles Police Departments and the Laurel Police Department.