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K9 catches Alabama inmate hours after escape

February 26, 2018

LOXLEY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate has been caught by the Alabama Department of Correction’s K9-unit about a mile from the Loxley Community Work Center he escaped from.

AL.COM/The Birmingham News reports 29-year-old John Walker Johnson Jr. was reported missing at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday and was back in custody at about 4:30 a.m. that same day. It’s unclear how Johnson, who is serving a 20-year sentence for robbery, escaped.

He was captured without incident. DOC records say Johnson was expected to be released by June 2027.

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Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews

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