Search for state inmate who escaped program in Decatur

By Stephen Gallien - email

DECATUR, AL (WAFF) - Authorities in Decatur are searching for a Department of Corrections inmate who escaped from the Community Based Facility.

It was the second escape from the program in two months.

Thirty-three-year-old Charles Williams escaped from the facility just after 9:00 p.m. Monday night.

Williams is a minimum custody inmate who had been in Decatur a little over two months where he was enrolled in a substance abuse program.

He was serving a 20-year-sentence from Mobile County for Burglary First Degree, Burglary Second Degree and Receiving Stolen Property.  He would have been eligible for parole in 2012.

Tracking dogs from the Limestone Correctional Facility were able to pick up Williams' scent Monday night but lost it after tracing him to a nearby housing development.

Williams is the second person to escape the facility within the past two months.

Burton Wulff was recaptured September 4th after escaping custody from a work release program.

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