Policer ask for help to find escapee

Wanda English Burnett, Editor

Today marks the sixth day Kelvin J. Fuller, 40, has been on the loose and police are asking the public to help bring this dangerous escapee into custody.

According to information from Sgt. Tony Slocum, Fuller, escaped from the Westville Correctional Facility between 8:00 and 9:50 a.m. last Wednesday, August 1. Since Fuller’s escape, he is alleged to have broken into a home near the prison facility where he stole two sets of car keys and a white Chevrolet Malibu. Also, he is alleged to have robbed a female bus driver in Merrillville and on August 2, he is suspected of having robbed a Fifth Third Bank branch in Fishers.

ISP Sergeant Detective Joe Gawor noted that Fuller has an extensive criminal history and has served time for crimes such as arson, criminal confinement, and burglary to name a few. “He is extremely dangerous,” he told the Osgood Journal on Monday morning when he said Fuller was still at large. He noted that over the weekend Channel 59 news had received a call as well as an Anderson newspaper, that they believe was from the suspect. In the call the suspect alluded to the fact that he hadn’t receive proper medical treatment while incarcerated. A small segment was aired on Fuller on America’s Most Wanted television show Saturday night.

Police say Fuller, who is a black male, approximately five feet, nine inches tall and 175 pounds, is extremely dangerous. He has short black hair, brown eyes and a mustache with salt and pepper facial hair. He could be driving the car he allegedly stole, which is a white 2004 Chevrolet Malibu sedan with Indiana registration In God We Trust plate WI 7309.

Police are asking citizens to be on the lookout for the vehicle or Fuller and report to their nearest law enforcement agency if they think they have seen him.

Call the Indiana State Police at 689-5000 or the sheriff's department at 689-5555 or 689-5558.

Kelvin J. Fuller
175 pounds