GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. — Authorities in Marshall County said all five inmates they say escaped from the county jail early Tuesday morning are back in custody.
The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office says Brian Eugene White, Baldemar Davila, Benjamin Cameron, Adam Dean and Damon Dempsey escaped between 5:30 – 5:45 a.m.
Dean and Dempsey were caught before 7 a.m. in Guntersville, according to the sheriff’s office.
Davilla and White were captured at a home in Altoona Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. Cameron was caught at a home in Albertville, they said.
All five men escaped from the jail through the ventilation system, according to the sheriff’s office. “Necessary corrections” were being made to fix the problem, authorities said.
White was jailed on charges of bond revocation and ex-felon failure to register. Davila was jailed for a probation violation, failure to appear and minor possession of alcohol. Cameron was jailed on charges of failure to appear-receiving stolen property, failure to appear-theft of property, and a probation violation.
The Guntersville Police Department is assisting the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office in the search. Authorities say they are searching the area near Guntersville Library. All available Guntersville Police Department resources are being utilized.
Schools on lockdown
The Schools of Guntersville Superintendent Brett Stanton said all of the city’s schools were locked down as a precaution. Officers were kept in the vicinity of all of the schools.
Second escape in under a year
Back in October, three inmates managed to escape. The staff discovered they were gone during roll call checks. Deputies found Jose G. Martinez at a relative’s house near Scottsboro. Not long after that, Guntersville Police officers arrested Jose Gilberton Rodiguez and Abraham Lopez after they responded to a strong-arm robbery call in the parking lot of a National Wireless cell phone store on Highway 431. When officers arrived, two people took off. After a search, they found the two men near Pleasant Grove Road. The men were identified as the missing inmates and taken into custody on robbery and escape charges.
At the time, Sheriff Scott Walls called the situation unusual, and said a lot of factors went into it. He said the three inmates planned for about a week leading up to the escape.
The inmates were housed in a minimum security dorm that was built years ago and designed for a work release center. Walls said back in October they were working toward fixes to prevent future issues.
“Modifications are being made to the actual structure of the building that allowed this escape to take place,” Walls said at the time.