Alabama inmate who escaped Monday has been recaptured


LINCOLN, Ala. (AP) – An inmate who escaped from the J.O. Davis Correctional Facility in Atmore on Monday is back in custody.

The Alabama Department of Corrections, in a news release, said 40-year-old Jerry Lynn Hilburn was captured at 4 p.m. Friday in Lincoln.

A public tip led U.S. Marshals to an address in Lincoln where Hilburn was hiding in a storage shed located behind a resident’s home.

After a brief foot pursuit, Hilburn was apprehended and taken to the Talladega County Jail to await his return to the ADOC.

Hilburn was serving a 20-year sentence on a 2013 drug possession conviction out of Mobile County. He will face charges for the escape.

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