Marshall Co. jail escapee recaptured - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Marshall Co. jail escapee recaptured

Garner and Dunston were both taken to the Marshall County Jail. Garner and Dunston were both taken to the Marshall County Jail.
MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

A Marshall County Jail trustee is back in jail after leaving his work release station.

James Garner, 42 of Boaz, is charged with escape.

His girlfriend, Donita  Dunston, of Albertville, is charged with facilitating escape first degree.

They were able to get away for a few hours but were later found at a home in Etowah County.

The incident happened just outside the Marshall County Jail Monday evening.

Garner was assigned to wash patrol cars at the car wash on the north side of the building, but some time during that time, authorities said Garner walked away from the jail area and was picked up by Dunston.

When it was discovered, a search began for Garner and the pair was later found in the next county and they were taken into custody.

With other pending charges, Garner remains in the Marshall County Jail with a bond of more than $21,000.

Dunston also remains in jail with at $15,000 bond.

Copyright 2013 WAFF. All rights reserved. 

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Deadly virus threatens local crawfish industry

    Deadly virus threatens local crawfish industry

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 7:26 PM EDT2017-05-23 23:26:19 GMT

    A deadly virus is threatening the crawfish industry in Southwest Louisiana. It's called white spot syndrome virus and it was first discovered in Thailand, but somehow it made its way to ponds in South Louisiana and specialists are struggling to find the funds to research a solution.  “The catch was increasing and increasing and then it dropped 70% and that's when you saw the dead crawfish floating in the water,” said a crawfish farmer of 34 years, Ian Garbarino. He...

    More >>

    A deadly virus is threatening the crawfish industry in Southwest Louisiana. It's called white spot syndrome virus and it was first discovered in Thailand, but somehow it made its way to ponds in South Louisiana and specialists are struggling to find the funds to research a solution.  “The catch was increasing and increasing and then it dropped 70% and that's when you saw the dead crawfish floating in the water,” said a crawfish farmer of 34 years, Ian Garbarino. He...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly