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Missing Westville Inmate Located

(Westville, IN) - Officials at the correctional facility in Westville spent Friday playing hide and seek with a missing inmate.


During the morning census count, 31-year-old Dustin Lappin was unaccounted for. Officials said there was no indication that Lappin had left the facility, so the manhunt took place within the prison confines. As a precaution, nearby Westville High School spent most of the day under Secure status, in which everyone remained in the building and only visitors with administrative clearance were alllowed in.


According to the Indiana Department of Corrections, Lappin was eventually located inside the jail at about 7:41 Friday night.


Lappin has been serving an eight-year sentence for Robbery in Marion County.

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