Escaped Jackson County inmate back in custody

Published: Aug. 5, 2019 at 6:55 PM CDT
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HOLLYWOOD, Ala. (WAFF) - Authorities tell us Cody McAllister who escaped the custody of the Hollywood Police Department this weekend was arrested in Flat Rock at about 4 a.m. Monday.

Police say McAllister was arrested on a traffic stop on Saturday for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of brass knuckles.

According to police, McAllister began to complain of chest pain and was taken to be evaluated at the hospital where he escaped custody during his X-ray and walked off from the hospital.

Warrants were obtained through Jackson County District Court for third-degree escape, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, brass knuckles, failure to wear a safety belt, failure to display license, and failure to display insurance.

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