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Work release inmate recaptured Thursday night

Published: Dec. 2, 2021 at 12:38 PM CST
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LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) - UPDATE: A spokesperson with the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that the work release inmate who escaped Thursday morning is back in custody.

WAFF 48 is told the white pickup truck Gatlin escaped in was tracked in Ardmore, but she was not inside. Deputies say the driver of the truck admitted to picking her up and told them she was hiding in Elkmont.

Deputies were able to find her hiding on farmland and arrested her.

That driver will face charges for aiding in her escape and this will add to Gatlin’s sentence.

ORIGINAL: According to the Limestone County Sheriff, a work release inmate drove off from a job site Thursday morning in Limestone County.

Investigators say at approximately 10:23 a.m., Ashley Lynn Gatlin walked off the job site at Eagles Diner on Elm St. She was last seen getting into a white pickup truck and leaving the property.

UPDATE: GATLIN IS IN CUSTODY December 2, 2021 – At approximately 10:23 a.m., a work release inmate walked off her job site, at Eagles Diner on Elm St. Ashley Lynn Gatlin, was last seen getting into a white pickup truck and leaving the property. If you know the whereabouts of this inmate, the vehicle in this video, or any information regarding this incident, please contact the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office at 256-232-0111. PLEASE SEE COMMENTS FOR BOOKING PHOTO.

Posted by Limestone County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, December 2, 2021

If you know where Gatlin is, the vehicle, or any information regarding this incident, please contact the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office at 256-232-0111.

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