Eric Wireman Arrested After Attempting Home Detention Escape

Eric Wireman

After being on the run from Starke County Community Corrections for six days, Eric Wireman was arrested Tuesday after he was located by a Community Corrections recovery team at a motel in Winamac. Originally released on home detention for B-felony Burglary, Wireman failed to report to Community Corrections on Feb. 29 as part of his weekly check-in as a high-risk offender.

Community Corrections Director Shawn Mattraw said after Wireman’s failure to appear, multiple attempts to contact him were made. Officials traveled to his last known address and were told he had moved out shortly before they arrived, and they determined he had absconded from home detention. After six days of looking for him, a recovery team located him at a motel in Winamac and he has been arrested, with formal charges of Escape to be filed by the prosecutor.

Judge Kim Hall has expressed his agreement with the filing of official charges, and he sent Wireman to back to the Department of Corrections to serve out his initial sentence. The earliest possible release of Wireman is October 15.