Alabama in­mate cap­tured

Antelope Valley Press (Sunday) - - Second Front -

MONT­GOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An in­mate serv­ing a life sen­tence has been cap­tured af­ter es­cap­ing ear­lier this week from an Alabama prison.

A state­ment by the Alabama De­part­ment of Cor­rec­tions said Corey Aris Davis, 30, sur­ren­dered early Satur­day in Ken­tucky. The sur­ren­der took place with­out vi­o­lence.

Fur­ther de­tails were not im­me­di­ately avail­able. The De­part­ment of Cor­rec­tions did not im­me­di­ately re­spond to a tele­phone mes­sage or email from The As­so­ci­ated Press seek­ing com­ment Satur­day.

Davis was serv­ing a life sen­tence for hu­man traf­fick­ing when he es­caped from the St. Clair Cor­rec­tional Fa­cil­ity in Springvill­e on Wednesday.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors de­ter­mined Davis, who had been as­signed to a work de­tail, hid in­side a trailer used to haul fur­ni­ture while he was work­ing in the prison fur­ni­ture plant and used a piece of fur­ni­ture to con­ceal him­self, Alabama De­part­ment of Cor­rec­tions spokesman Bob Hor­ton wrote in a state­ment. He said the trailer left around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday for an­other prison in­dus­tries fa­cil­ity in Mont­gomery.

Prison of­fi­cials be­lieve three other in­mates helped Davis es­cape. In­ves­ti­ga­tors are try­ing to de­ter­mine how Davis got into the trailer un­seen and why he was not re­ported miss­ing un­til a se­cu­rity check at 8 p.m. Wednesday night.

The Alabama prison has been placed on lock­down dur­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion. One of Alabama’s larger pris­ons, the lockup in St. Clair County has beds for 1,075 in­mates, ac­cord­ing to a sta­tis­ti­cal re­port from Oc­to­ber.

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