Escaped Alabama inmate captured in Tennessee

Published 10:07 am Wednesday, June 3, 2020

An Alabama inmate was captured in Tennessee about five hours after he escaped from custody, prison officials said.

Michael Kimbrough, 38, was arrested Tuesday night in Fayetteville, Tennessee, according to a statement from the Alabama Department of Corrections. He’d escaped earlier in the day from a community-based corrections center in the north Alabama city of Decatur, located about 55 miles away.

A statement from the prison system doesn’t say how Kimbrough made it from Alabama to Tennessee, where he surrendered to police.

Kimbrough was serving a 25-year sentence for a robbery in Morgan County.