Jennings inmate captured after leaving work crew

Christopher D. Gullion
Christopher D. Gullion

A Jennings County inmate who walked away from a work crew is back in custody.

The sheriff’s department reports that 32-year-old Christopher D. Gullion from Rising Sun, was one of 10 inmates working at St. Anne’s Golf Course in North Vernon yesterday at about 2 p.m. when he allegedly left the area.

Jennings deputies and jail staff, North Vernon police and Indiana State Police arrived to secure the area and begin the search. The sheriff’s department new police dog, Vampir found a scent and pointed the search in the right direction.

Sheriff Gary Driver and Sgt. Jim Blevins found Gullion walking on the railroad tracks behind CPX Inc. at about 4:45 p.m. and the inmate allegedly ran away again. After a chase through a field and a shallow part of Muscatatuck River, Gullion was captured and is facing new preliminary charges of escape, resisting law enforcement and theft.

Deputies say that Gullion stole clothing and stashed his inmate uniform and orange hat. They are asking that if you have any information or find the clothing, to contact the dispatch center at 812-346-4911.