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DECATUR, Ala. –  The search for an escaped inmate in Decatur ended Tuesday in a small town in Texas.

The Alabama Department of Correction’s Investigations and Intelligence Division announced 40-year-old Michael Parker was recaptured in Refugio, Texas around midnight.

Parker escaped from Decatur Work Release Center on August 6 just before two in the morning.

Parker is serving a 17-year sentence for a robbery committed in Baldwin County.

He now faces additional charges for his escape.