Escaped jail inmate sought by police after she flees Memorial Hospital in South Bend


By: Krystal Vivian

Police are searching for a 29-year-old jail inmate who fled from Memorial Hospital of South Bend on Saturday, Aug. 29, after she gave birth to her baby.

Natasha Peters was granted a furlough from LaPorte County Jail to give birth to her child, but she left the hospital after the birth, according to a news release from the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office.

It’s not clear if she left on her own or with someone, according to the news release.

Peters is described as a white woman, 5 foot 9 inches tall, weighing 235 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

She was arrested in June and charged with armed robbery.

Anyone with information about Peters is asked to contact the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office at 219-326-7700 or Michiana Crimestoppers at 574-288-7867.