GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – Shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday, authorities caught an escaped inmate in the Warrenton area near Guntersville.
Authorities say Clyde Arnold Vaughn III, known to friends and family as Trey, escaped from work detail in the Blount County Jail Monday night and was spotted Wednesday morning in the Warrenton area.
Investigators with the Blount County Sheriff’s Office says Vaughn got a motorcycle and led Guntersville Police on a chase. The motorcycle ran out of gas, so investigators say he got off and ran. They say someone then picked him up in another vehicle that Guntersville PD stopped. That’s when Vaughn reportedly ran, eluding police for several hours.
Guntersville Police, Arab Police, and the Blount County Sheriff’s Office were all involved in the search. They used helicopters and tracking dogs.
Officials say when they found Vaughn Wednesday afternoon, he was extremely dehydrated and could barely walk. He was taken to the hospital.
Jail authorities say Vaughn was being held for failure to render aid following an accident, which is a felony. Now he’s charged with escape 2nd, and awaiting additional charges from Guntersville Police.