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Alabama authorities capture escaped inmate

March 15, 2019

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — Alabama authorities say they’ve captured an escaped prisoner less than a day after he fled a low-security detention facility.

The Department of Corrections says prison officers and Bessemer police arrested 23-year-old Casey Daniel Cook on Friday morning. A release says he surrendered to authorities without violence.

Cook was discovered missing from a work release center in the central Alabama town of Childersburg on Thursday night. A statement doesn’t say how Cook got out.

Cook was serving a more than two-year sentence for a drug possession conviction in St. Clair County. He was sentenced in November.