Escaped Franklin County inmate recaptured after overdosing

Escaped Franklin County inmate recaptured after overdosing

FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) - A Franklin County inmate who was on the run for more than a week is back behind bars.

Robert Lee Brown, 26, was arrested in Florence Monday morning after escaping earlier this month.

Florence police say Brown was located outside Four Seasons Apartments. Officers found him after responding to a call about a suspicious male lying outside one of the apartments.

Officers said Brown would not respond to them. They determined that he had signs of an overdose. They administered Narcan, at which point Brown showed signs of improvement.

Brown was transported to Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital then released to police custody.

Officers searched his bag while trying to find his identification. They said they found burglary tools, including a flashlight and a lock pick set.

Brown was charged with possession of burglary tools.

He is being held in the Lauderdale County Detention Center and will soon be taken back to Franklin County to face charges for the escape.

Brown was originally facing up to 12 years in prison for a burglary charge.

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