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Authorities locate escaped inmate from Lauderdale Co. Detention Ctr.

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Jerry Don Crowden (Source: Lauderdale Co. Detention Ctr.) Jerry Don Crowden (Source: Lauderdale Co. Detention Ctr.)
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LAUDERDALE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Authorities have located the escaped inmate from the Lauderdale County Detention Center.

Tuscumbia Police arrested Jerry Don Crowden at a home on North Cave Street Sunday.

Investigators said Crowden escaped from the detention facility around 9 a.m. Saturday.

According to officials, Crowden was outside in the recreational area with other inmates before he was noticed missing. Sheriff Ronnie Willis said Crowden somehow used his uniform to rope around the wire fence and escaped without a shirt and shoes.

Crowden was in the Detention Center under burglary and theft related charges and is listed as a registered sex offender.

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