Sec. 4. (a) A person, except as provided in subsection (b), who intentionally flees from lawful detention commits escape, a Level 5 felony. However, the offense is a Level 4 felony if, while committing it, the person draws or uses a deadly weapon or inflicts bodily injury on another person.

Terms Used In Indiana Code 35-44.1-3-4

  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.

(b) A person who knowingly or intentionally violates a home detention order or intentionally removes an electronic monitoring device or GPS tracking device commits escape, a Level 6 felony.

(c) A person who knowingly or intentionally fails to return to lawful detention following temporary leave granted for a specified purpose or limited period commits failure to return to lawful detention, a Level 6 felony. However, the offense is a Level 5 felony if, while committing it, the person draws or uses a deadly weapon or inflicts bodily injury on another person.

As added by P.L.126-2012, SEC.54. Amended by P.L.158-2013, SEC.511.