Authorities search for escaped inmate in Franklin County

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. — Authorities in northwest Alabama are searching for an inmate who escaped over the weekend.

Robert Lee Brown (Courtesy: Franklin County Sheriff’s Office)

Franklin County Sheriff Shannon Oliver says Robert Lee Brown, 26, crawled one fence and then climbed over a razor wire fence.

Brown was in jail on a parole violation. He faces 12 years in prison.

If you know any information that could help investigators, please call the Shoals Area Crime Stoppers tip line at 256-386-8685.