UPDATE: Blount County Sheriff’s Office has man accused of hatchet murder in custody
UPDATE – The Blount County Sheriffs Office confirmed that inmate Justin Macneill is back in custody at the Blount County Correctional Facility.
Here’s the information we initially shared with you:
BLOUNT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – According to our news partners at al.com, Justin Macneill has escaped from the Blount County Correctional Facility.
Macneill faces charges for allegedly beating a man to death with a hatchet it July of 2015.
Macneill was last seen just after five Saturday evening. He is described as a white male, 6’1, 195 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes. He had on a red jumpsuit with a gray or white undershirt.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Blount County Sheriff’s Office at 205-625-4127 or by calling 911. Anonymous tips can be made by calling Crime Stoppers at 205-274-2746.
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