Officials recapture convicted burglar from Etowah County after escape from work release center in Loxley

DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. – Dekalb County Sheriff’s deputies have recaptured an escaped inmate from Loxley Release Center. Officials say 23-year-old Jonah Andrew Salers, was taken into custody around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.

According to the Alabama Department of Corrections, Salers was found in a stolen vehicle on County Road 328 in Albertville. Authorities say he is being held in the DeKalb County Detention Center until he is transferred back to the Alabama Department of Corrections.

The Alabama Department of Corrections started looking for Salers after he escaped around 2:45 Wednesday morning.

Officials say he Salers will be charged with escape and first-degree theft of property. Salers was convicted of third degree burglary in Etowah County in 2016, and he was serving a 4-year sentence.