A Starke County prisoner is back in the Starke County Jail after escaping from Community Corrections home monitoring. Darwin Barnett was being tethered by an ankle bracelet which he removed August 19th.
After a 24 hour AWOL period, Community Corrections filed an escape notice with the Prosecutor and law enforcement. He was captured by North Judson Police and returned to jail on Wednesday, August 24th.
Barnett was being held under pre-trial home detention status. He was arrested and charged originally for felony Battery.
Community Corrections Case Manager-Senior Field Manager Shawn Mattraw said this type of behavior rarely happens. This is only the fourth such incident since
Community Corrections was established in Starke County.