Escaped meth dealer back in custody

Photo of Travis Nichols. (Provided Photo/Lafayette Police Department)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A convicted meth dealer who escaped before his sentencing is back in custody. Travis Nichols was found in Gary around 2 p.m. Wednesday.

According to online records, he’s being held on a $10,000 bond for failure to return to lawful detention.
Nichols was able to walk out of an Indianapolis hospital in December. Superior Court Judge Randy Williams approved an unsupervised medical release, after Nichols had a medical emergency in jail.
He was supposed to return on his own recognizance. Instead, he allegedly left the hospital on his own once he was well enough.