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ESCAPEE CAPTURED: Work release inmate apprehended in Bessemer

Published: Jul. 14, 2021 at 9:27 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 16, 2021 at 5:30 AM CDT
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DECATUR, Ala. (WAFF) - UPDATE (July 16 at 5 a.m.): Decatur work release escapee Dennis Greer was captured by law enforcement in Bessemer, AL on Thursday evening.

Greer left the Decatur Recycling job site on early Wednesday morning.

He’s serving a 25-year-sentence on theft of property and robbery charges according to the Department of Corrections website.

ORIGINAL: The Alabama Department of Corrections is asking for the public’s help to find an inmate who left a work-release job site Wednesday morning.

Dennis Greer was assigned to work at Decatur Recycling but left the job site around 6:50 a.m. Wednesday according to ADOC.

Greer is an inmate from the North Alabama Community Work Center in Morgan County.

He’s serving a 25-year-sentence on theft of property and robbery charges according to the Department of Corrections website.

Greer is 5′9″ and 230 lbs, he’s 50-years-old.

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