SPRINGVILLE – One of two inmates who escaped from the St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville on Monday has been recaptured.
Ronald Odell King, 27, was taken into custody at about 4 p.m. Tuesday after a tip led ADOC agents to a Birmingham address where the inmate surrendered without incident, according to Bob Horton, public information manager for the Alabama Department of Corrections.
The ADOC, along with state law enforcement and the U.S. Marshal Service, is continuing the search for Antwone Wilson, 27, who escaped with King.
The two inmates escaped from the St. Clair Correctional Facility around 5:15 a.m.Monday. No one has said how the two men made their escape, or if anyone on the outside helped in the escape.
King is serving a 50-year sentence for first-degree burglary. He has been in prison since June 27, 2016.
Wilson is 5 feet tall and weighs 145 pounds. He is serving a 999-year, 99-month, 99-day sentence for first-degree robbery.
The St. Clair County Schools and the Pell City Schools on Monday were placed on soft lockdown, which was lifted Monday afternoon shortly before school let out for the day.
ADOC Lt. Morris Rogers said the public should contact local law enforcement, or call 1-800-831-8825, with any information that will lead to Wilson’s arrest.
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