Hunnicutt to Appear for Initial Hearing on Escape Charges

Joshua Hunnicutt

After fleeing the Starke County Jail on May 23 and turning himself in just five days later, Joshua Hunnicutt will appear for his initial hearing today for additional charges of Escape and Conspiracy to Commit Escape.

Hunnicutt had been on the run since climbing a razor-wire wall in the recreation area of the jail and fleeing from police. He said he turned himself back in because he realized he had made a poor decision in escaping, and said he doesn’t have any recollection of what took place prior to his escape.

Hunnicutt was originally in jail for charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Maintaining a Common Nuisance, and he remains in custody under a $200,000 surety bond.

No charges have been reportedly filed against Hunnicutt’s girlfriend, Rachel Berdine, who was previously believed to have assisted Hunnicutt in escaping.