DECATUR, Ala. – An inmate who escaped from a work release site on July 3 in Decatur has been recaptured. Theodore DeWayne Lockett, 45, was arrested Tuesday around 1:15 p.m. at Wilson Morgan Park in Decatur.
Lockett was discovered missing on July 3 when a supervisor went to pick him up from his assignment. He was serving a 20-year sentence on a 2004 robbery conviction and was eligible for parole in September.
Tuesday, someone called in a tip about Lockett being at the park. Authorities from the Decatur Community Work Facility and U.S. Marshals went there. Lockett tried to run, but he was caught at the water’s edge.