The 24-year old Chicago man who is charged with escaping from the Vandalia Correctional Center in September of 2014 is set to appear in Fayette County Court today. Marcus Battice will appear with public defender Bill Starnes this morning at 10am for a status hearing. After the matter was continued in both November and December as the defense and prosecution were waiting for an evaluation report from Dr. Cuneo, Dr. Jewel was instead appointed to complete the psychological evaluation. His report was received and filed by the court on January 30th. Battice is charged with one count of escape from a penal institution, a Class 2 felony. Battice remains in custody at Fayette County Jail.