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ESCAPED INMATE found & re-captured less than a mile from prison

The Wilcox Count Sheriff’s office began searching for an inmate who escaped from the Work Release Center on 1780 AL-221 at approximately 3:20 this morning. County Deputies, along with Camden City PD arrived promptly to the facility’s aid.

A team of trained search dogs and their handlers began to patrol the the wooded areas surrounding it.

That inmate, authorities say, is now in custody.

Michael O’neal Bynum

——-update—— 5:38 AM Monday

911 Dispatch reports suspect “back in custody”.


Public Relations Director Bob Horton, released a Recapture Report this morning….

Michael Oneal Bynum was captured near the gravel pit on Hwy 221 at approximately 4:26 A.M, less than a mile away from the prison. Captain Gilchrist made the arrest.

Bynum, 25, was serving a 20 year sentence on a 2nd Degree Burglary charge for a crime committed in Morgan County in November 2011.

Additional charges have been added to Bynum’s sentence. READ FULL REPORT in our E-Edition

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