Escaped Alabama inmate recaptured, woman charged with harboring him

Published 10:27 pm Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Escaped Alabama state inmate Xavier Lamont Armstead, 26, was recaptured Wednesday morning by U.S. Marshals and ADOC agents at a Florence residence without incident.

Armstead was assigned to a work-release program when he left a job site in Tuscumbia on January 20.

Armstead had a parole date set for February 2022.

Authorities took into custody 23-year-old Kayla Jean Fryer of Florence who was with Armstead at the time of his arrest.

Fryer will be charged with hindering the apprehension of an escapee.

Armstead is serving a 15-year sentence for multiple third-degree burglary convictions out of Colbert County and a 19-month sentence for a third-degree burglary conviction out of Limestone County.

He now faces multiple charges to include an escape charge.