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Eric William Harper (Photo provided by Morgan County Sheriff's Office)

DECATUR, Ala. – Morgan County authorities said they found a man who left his work detail in Decatur Tuesday morning.

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office said deputies found Eric William Harper, 21, walking on Spring Avenue in Decatur just before 9 a.m. Wednesday and took him into custody without incident.

Harper, of Powell, Tenn., was supposed to be at Committee on Church Cooperation on 1st Avenue Tuesday morning. He was last seen on the railroad tracks coming away from CCC, according to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities said they found his orange trustee T-shirt in a trash bin behind City Cafe.

Harper was in jail on a probation violation related to a charge on which he was adjudicated as a youthful offender, according to the sheriff’s office.

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