Escape attempt thwarted at Morgan County jail, deputies say

Escape attempt thwarted at Morgan County jail, deputies say

DECATUR, Ala. (WAFF) - In Morgan County, one man almost escaped the jail this week.

Deputies say they thwarted the escape after finding “multiple points of communication” detailing a plan.

Deputies say the inmate tried to have someone at the courthouse ready to help him escape during a hearing.

In October, John Gillespie became the first person ever to escape the Morgan County jail. Jailers and deputies responded by tightening security measures.

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