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Franklin County Jail escapees recaptured on Thursday

Published: Jul. 22, 2021 at 12:33 PM CDT
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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) - UPDATE: Around 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office confirmed both inmates were back in custody.

ORIGINAL: The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding two escapees from the Franklin County Jail.

On Thursday, July 22, Timothy Kyle Sawyer, 29, and William Messer, 34, escaped from the jail on Walnut Gate Road at around 9:40 a.m.

Both were last seen heading toward MS Industries wearing green and white striped jail uniforms.

PLEASE BOLO for two escapees from the Franklin County Jail. On Thursday, July 22, 2021, Timothy Kyle Sawyer, 29 years...

Posted by Franklin County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, July 22, 2021

The public is encouraged not to approach these men if spotted. Instead, call 911 or the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at 256-332-8820.

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