(BUTLER, Ala.) — The three inmates who escaped from a rural Alabama jail on Saturday have all been recaptured.
The U.S Marshals Service says Demarcus Woodard, 23, Justin Gordon, 23, and Gemayel Culbert, 32, are all back behind bars after escaping from the county jail in Butler City after overpowering a guard.
Gordon, who was in jail on charges of burglary, arson and armed robbery, was captured less than 24 hours later in Tuscaloosa, about an hour and a half away from the jail, said U.S. Marshal Sixto Boyer.
Culbert, who was in jail accused of murder, was captured Sunday at a family member’s house in Bellamy, Alabama, said Boyer.
Woodard, who was also in jail on capital murder charges, was apprehended Sunday night at an apartment in Tuscaloosa, the U.S. Marshals Service said.
Choctaw County Sheriff Tom Abate said the guard was lured into a cell after one of the men appeared to be vomiting. After entering the cell, the jailer was attacked by the inmates and had his keys and cellphone stolen. Two of the inmates wrapped a towel around the jailer’s face and sprayed it with Lysol and fled after the jailer became unconscious.
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