Lauderdale County Inmate Recaptured Friday Night

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LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Lauderdale County officials are no longer looking for Daniel Davis.

Davis, one of the inmates who ran away from a Lauderdale County release facility just after 5 a.m. on Friday, was recaptured Friday night around 10:30 p.m. in Lawrence County, TN.


According to investigators with the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department, Davis and another inmate, Raymond Gibson, had failed a drug test and were going back to jail instead of their work release jobs.


Just after 5 a.m., Davis asked to use the phone to call his work release supervisor, and ran away.


Gibson, who’s charged with murder, also took off but he turned himself in two hours later.


That’s when the manuhunt began for Davis. Authorities in Lawrence County, Tennessee got a tip that Davis was at a woman’s home in Leoma, TN.


They staked out the area starting around 6 p.m. Friday evening. After about 4 and a half hours of waiting and watching, lawmen were able to take Davis back into custoday around 10:30 p.m.


He was immediately brought back to the Lauderdale County Detention Center.


Authorities also took the woman into custody but so far, no charges have been filed against her.


Davis and Gibson are both expected to be charged with escape.