Recaptured Con's Mom Says He Has Cancer

Mom also says con walked 250 miles from prison to see her

Indiana authorities say they've captured the second of three inmates who escaped over a week ago from the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City.

Prison spokesman Doug Garrison says convicted rapist Lance Battreal was arrested about 1 a.m. Tuesday at his parents' home in southern Indiana. The 45-year-old Battreal was asleep when federal marshals and police officers arrived at the home.  He offered no resistance as he was taken into custody.

Battreal's mother, 69-year-old Geraldine Lynch, told The Associated Press that her son broke out of prison after receiving an inoperable cancer diagnosis. She said he intended to turn himself in to authorities after walking the 250 miles from Michigan City to visit her in Rockport, Ind.

Battreal, along with convicted murderers Charles Smith, 48, and Mark Booher, 46, escaped from the maximum-security prison on July 12.

Smith was captured the following day near Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's vacation home in Grand Beach, Mich.  When arrested, Smith had on him $1,300 in cash, a wristwatch and several wedding rings, sources said.   

Booher remains at large.

Also Tuesday, a Michigan City convenience store released video that might show the inmates immediately after their escape.

The video is from July 12 at 9:45 a.m., just 15 minutes before they were discovered missing in the prison. The footage shows two men walking through the store and buying various items.

There is a reward of $6,000 for the capture of the last inmate. A tip line is set up for information. That number is 1-800-782-7463.

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