Inmate back in custody in Morgan County after escaping

Inmate escapes from work detail in Morgan County

DECATUR, AL (WAFF) - The Morgan County Sheriff's Office has put an inmate back into custody after he escaped on Monday.

Authorities began searching for 21-year-old Eric William Harper, who was assigned a work details as a trustee at Committee on Church Cooperation on 1st Avenue NE in Decatur.

The sheriff's office says Harper was located walking on Spring Avenue Wednesday before 9 a.m and that he was taken into custody without incident.

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