The Search Is On for an Escaped Inmate in Alexander City


By CBS 8 News

Authorities are searching for a Talladega man who escaped from a facility in Alexander City.


Officials say 21-year-old Joseph Lee Rainey escaped from the Alexander City Community Based Facility around 1:30 p.m. Thursday. State corrections officials say a head count was conducted about an hour before he went missing.


Rainey is serving a two year sentence stemming from charges in Talladega County, and a possible parole hearing was scheduled for Dec. 20. Details on the crime Rainey committed were not immediately available.


Rainey is white, 6 feet tall and weighs about 200 pounds. He has brown eyes and brown hair.


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