Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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Police Recapture Escaped Alabama Inmate
By CBS 8 News


Authorities have recaptured a Talladega inmate who escaped from a facility in eastern Alabama.

 

Alabama Department of Corrections spokesman Brian Corbett said 21-year-old Joseph Lee Rainey was captured Thursday evening at a retail store on Highway 280 in Alexander City after a family member alerted authorities to his whereabouts.

 

State corrections officials say he escaped from the Alexander City Community Based Facility about 1:30 p.m. Thursday, about an hour after they did a head count.

 

Rainey is serving a two-year sentence stemming from charges in Talladega County. Details of Rainey's alleged crime were not available Thursday night.

 

Alexander City is about 55 miles north of Montgomery, in Tallapoosa County.

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