Anthony Ferris was quickly apprehended by a K9 unit after attempting to flee from the LaPorte County Security Complex, Wednesday.
Ferris was arrested Tuesday night on a charge of Domestic Battery, a Class D Felony, and a Probation Violation warrant out of Starke County. He had been physically combative and uncooperative the entire night Tuesday and had been placed in an isolation cell for his own safety and the safety of the jail staff. Wednesday morning, Ferris asked for permission to use bathroom facilities in the isolation cell and when he didn’t come back into camera view, it was discovered that Ferris had somehow opened a secure vent in the ceiling area and escaped his cell into the pipe chase area.
He was later apprehended with the efforts of LaPorte County K9 Deputy Harlan Williams and K9 Hokie, LaPorte County Detectives, the Metro Operation units, LaPorte County Jail Staff, and members of the LaPorte City Police Department and the Fire Department. Ferris has additional charges of Resisting Law Enforcement, a Class A Misdemeanor; Escape, a Class D Felony and Intimidation, a Class D Felony.