Authorities Still Searching for Pencil-Eating Escapee

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Shane Michael Allen Cates MUG

There’s still no sign of the man police say ate two pencils before escaping from custody in Daviess County, IN.

Shane Cates, 23, escaped from custody late Monday night while receiving treatment at the Daviess Community Hospital after eating two pencils.

It’s unclear whether eating the pencils was part of a planned escape or not.

Hospital officials say he climbed out of a second story window.

Cates was being held for domestic battery.

He’s 5’8″ tall, has brown hair, hazel eyes, and weighs around 160 lbs.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, contact the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office at 812-254-1060.

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