Alabama inmate captured after brief escape
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate serving time for robbery didn’t get very far before he was recaptured in south Alabama.
A statement from the state prison system says 34-year-old Ernest Allen Mitchell Jr. got out of a dormitory at Fountain Correctional Facility near Atmore about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. It’s unclear how he fled.
But a prison canine team captured the man about three hours later in a vehicle service area at the prison in Escambia County. Mitchell surrendered.
He was serving a life sentence for a 2014 robbery conviction in Mobile County.