felon taken into custody
Wanda English Burnett, Editor
Following up on a tip from a confidential informant, Lt. Bill
Davison was able to secure the whereabouts of a convicted felon
who had escaped from the Department of Corrections in Indianapolis.
On Tuesday morning, April 24, Dale W. Hunter was taken into custody
without incident. Assisting with the arrest were officers from the
Ripley County Sheriffs Department and Indiana State Police.
The former Ripley County resident was at a residence at Country
Wood Apartments in Versailles. Hunter was taken to the Ripley County
Jail where he was held until he was picked up by the Department
of Corrections later that day.
Lt. Davison noted that a warrant for Hunters arrest had been
issued Friday, April 20 after he failed to return from a work release
program through the Department of Corrections.
Hunter was serving a four-year sentence for burglary that began
September 19, 2005. If charged with Escape, he could get additional