Decatur inmate who escaped from assigned work release site in Huntsville is back in custody

Kelvin D Scruggs (Photo ADOC)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Corrections says an inmate who walked away from work release duty on Tuesday is now back in custody.

Authorities say 23-year-old Kelvin D. Scruggs left from his assigned job location in Huntsville at 8:20 p.m.

Scruggs later returned to the job site where he was taken into custody without incident by Alabama Department of Corrections officials.

Scruggs was convicted of Assault in 2016 and sentenced to 12 years. He is currently an inmate at the Decatur Work Release Center.