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Morgan County inmate recaptured after escape from hospital

Kenneth Pitts (Source: Morgan County Sheriff's Office) Kenneth Pitts (Source: Morgan County Sheriff's Office)
DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -

Morgan County authorities say an inmate escaped from the hospital but was quickly recaptured Monday afternoon.

Sheriff Ana Franklin said the inmate was being treated at Decatur Morgan Hospital after a fight with another inmate.

The escapee, Kenneth Ray Pitts Sr., took off from the corrections officer at about 4:40 p.m. He ditched his uniform during his escape.

He was caught behind  Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q at 1715 6th Ave. SE at about 5:15 p.m..

Pitts was incarcerated on second-degree stalking charge and parole violation charges. He is being held without bond.

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