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Escaped inmate caught in Illinois

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

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Cody J. Maple
VERMILLION COUNTY -- Cody J. Maple, an escaped inmate from the Vermillion County Jail, was captured in Champaign, Ill., Tuesday afternoon.

The escape is believed to have taken place at approximately 1:30 p.m., Sunday, but not discovered until approximately 11 p.m., Monday.

Preliminary information is the United States Marshal's Service Fugitive Task Force in Terre Haute received information that Maple was at a residence in Champaign, Ill.

The task force then contacted the U.S. Marshal's Service for the Champaign region and Deputy U.S. Marshal's located Maple walking along Mattis Street in Champaign, near the Aldi's Food Store, at approximately 12:45 p.m. (Indiana Time).

Maple, 25, Perrysville, was taken into custody without incident by Deputy U.S. Marshals and officers from the Champaign (Illinois) Police Department.

He was then incarcerated in the Champaign County Jail. Maple is expected to have an extradition hearing in Champaign Courts today.

Indiana State Police Detectives continue to investigate the escape. It is unknown at this time if more arrests are possible.

Maple faces an additional felony charge for escape in Vermillion County and a warrant has been issued. His bond will be $50,000, with no 10-percent allowed.

He was initially arrested June 10, 2011, by Indiana State Police and Vermillion County law enforcement agencies for Serious Violent Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Schedule IV Controlled Substance, Possession of Narcotic Drug (Heroin), Maintaining a Common Nuisance, and Possession of Marijuana.

According to the ISP, the investigation is ongoing and no other information will be released at this time.

Assisting the ISP were the U.S. Marshal's Service Fugitive Task Force (Terre Haute), U.S. Marshal's Service, Vermillion County Sheriff's Department and the Champaign Police Department.



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