Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office recaptures escaped inmate


UPDATE (10/28): The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office says that John York has been recaptured.

He was taken into custody without incident around 11:00 a.m. Monday, Oct. 28. York was found inside a local business less than a quarter mile from the Lawrence County Jail.

He is back in the Lawrence County Jail with 3rd degree Escape and 3rd degree Burglary.

The sheriff’s office says the internal investigation into the specifics of the escape is still ongoing and further information will be released at the conclusion of the investigation.

The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office is searching for an escaped inmate who they say should be considered dangerous. He climbed the jail’s security fence and got out Sunday.

The inmate is John York, a 28-year old man white man with short hair and tattoos on his neck and face. He’s 5’11” and weighs about 120 lbs.

York was jailed in September for 3rd degree Burglary, Receiving Stolen Property, Theft of Property 2nd , Theft of Property, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Reckless Endangerment, and Attempting to Elude Police.

An internal investigation is going on into exactly how he escaped.

If you have any information contact the sheriff’s office at 256-974-9291.

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