Escaped inmate caught in Iowa

September 19, 2011

An escaped jail inmate who led Indianapolis police on a manhunt is back behind bars. Cody Thurman, 18, was caught in Jackson County in Iowa early Sunday morning after escaping from the Marion County Jail just before 11 p.m. Friday. He was on kitchen-maintenance detail when he escaped his handcuffs and chain line and got away through the underground garage area of the City-County Building. Police tracked Thurman to a residential area on the west side of Indianapolis Saturday about noon, but he had already fled. A tip from a bar owner in Iowa led to his capture in Bellevue.