Man who escaped from Childersburg work release recaptured

Joel Amos Spears (Image: ADOC)

TALLADEGA COUNTY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Corrections says it captured a man early Sunday morning who had escaped work release.

Joel Amos Spears had last been seen at his job site around 9:45 Friday night. He was recaptured just before 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

ADOC says Spears was serving a 15-year sentence for escape when he left his job site in Childersburg. He was recaptured in Talladega County, officials said.

Court documents show Spears has a history of drug, theft, fraud and resisting arrest charges.

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