LAUDERDALE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Florence police arrested an escaped Lauderdale County Work release inmate for a robbery.
Investigators say police arrested Corey Johnson for a warrant from the University of North Alabama police.
UNA police say Johnson allegedly attempted to rob international students at an off-campus apartment on West Irvine Avenue in two separate incidents.
The first incident happened on September 7, Johnson attempted to rob a UNA international student outside an apartment and was armed with a handgun. That student is still attending UNA.
The second incident happened on September 18, Johnson attempted to rob another UNA international student inside the same apartment and was armed with a handgun. That student returned to his home country
UNA police say they plan to interview Johnson later on Tuesday and believe he may have been targeting international students intentionally.
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