The case of the Chicago man who is charged with escaping from the Vandalia Correctional Center in September of 2014 is now set for a bench trial. 24-year old Marcus Battice made an appearance in Fayette County Court on Tuesday with public defender Bill Starnes for a status hearing. It was entered into record that Dr. Jewel filed his psychological evaluation of Battice. The matter was then set for bench trial to be held on February 27 at 1pm. Battice is charged with one count of escape from a penal institution, a Class 2 felony. Battice remains in custody at Fayette County Jail.