UPDATE: Lauderdale County authorities locate inmate who escaped in truck stolen from courthouse

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Aaron Heath Hamilton

Aaron Heath Hamilton

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Lauderdale County authorities say they found an inmate who escaped earlier on Wednesday.

Deputies with the sheriff’s office say they found Aaron Heath Hamilton while getting gas on Highway 101 between Elgin and Lexington. Authorities say there was a chase. Hamilton crashed near Loretto, Tennessee, where officials say he was taken into custody.

Earlier on Wednesday authorities reported Hamilton stole a red Lauderdale County maintenance truck and took off eastbound from the Lauderdale County Courthouse. The truck is a 2003 red Ford F-150 with Lauderdale County written on the door.


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