Inmate escapes from Etowah Co. Detention Center

Vincente Castaneda (Source: Etowah Co. Sheriff's Office)
Vincente Castaneda (Source: Etowah Co. Sheriff's Office)

ETOWAH COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Etowah County Sheriff's Office reported that an inmate escaped from the Etowah County Detention Center Saturday morning around 4:30 a.m.

Deputies said Vincente Castaneda, 46, had been charged with selling counterfeit items and had been working in the kitchen at the prison. Deputies said Castaneda escaped from the gate nearby.

Authorities said he must have taken off of his jail clothing, since deputies found the pants and shirt shortly after the escape. Deputies said Castaneda also shaved his head a few days ago.

Castaneda's last known address is 100 Project Avenue, Collinsville. Anyone who has any information on his location is asked to call the Etowah County Sheriff's Office at 256-546-2825.

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