Escaped work release inmate captured in Decatur

Escaped work release inmate captured in Decatur

DECATUR, AL (WAFF) - An inmate who escaped from a work release site in Decatur on Friday has been recaptured.

Authorities with the Alabama Department of Corrections report that Theodore DeWayne Lockett, 45, was taken into custody at approximately 1:15 p.m. Tuesday at Wilson Morgan Park in Decatur, Ala.

After receiving a tip that Lockett had been sighted at the park, authorities from the Decatur Community Work Facility and U.S. Marshalls Service responded to the area.

After attempting to allude officers on foot, Lockett was apprehended at the water's edge of the park following a brief chase and taken into custody by ADOC officials.

Lockett's recapture is the result of an intense investigation and search by ADOC's Investigations and Intelligence Division and with assistance from the U.S. Marshalls, state and local law enforcement agencies.

Before his escape, Lockett was assigned to the Decatur Work Release Center. He was eligible for parole in September.

Lockett is serving a 20-year sentence on a 2004 robbery conviction.  He is now facing additional criminal charges for the escape.

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