Lafayette police surround home, armed fugitive surrenders to police

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Marcus Bramlett

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (May 16, 2015)–Lafayette Police surrounded a home on the city’s south side where an armed fugitivebarricaded himself inside.

25-year-old Marcus Bramlett became the subject of a manhunt Friday after police say the escaped inmate attacked a Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s deputy and then stole her marked police car Friday evening.

Police say they got a call from a homeowner in the 1000 block of South Third Street, who told them the fugitive was inside his house. The homeowner reportedly got out of the home safely.

According to police, they spoke with Bramlett over the phone and finally talked him into surrendering.

The Lafayette SWAT Team wasn called to assist at the scene. Several homes in the neighborhood have also been evacuated.

In the Friday incident, police say a female deputy was attacked while transporting an inmate from the hospital to the jail. The deputy was punched in the face. The inmate then took the deputy’s car.

At some point during the altercation, the deputy fired her weapon once, shattering one of the car’s windows. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Police recovered the deputy’s stolen white Dodge Charger near Attica in Warren County early Saturday afternoon.