Inmate accused of escaping from Sheffield jail is recaptured

Published 9:08 am Monday, August 23, 2021

An inmate accused of escaping from jail in May has been recaptured, police said.

Officers took Brett Cockrell into custody after a short foot chase, Sheffield police said Sunday.

Police say he had escaped from the Sheffield City Jail in late May while awaiting transfer to another facility. reports that Cockrell he has active warrants with multiple local law enforcement agencies.