Authorities recapture work release inmate in Marshall County

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. –  An escaped inmate has been taken into custody in Albertville.

An Agent with the Marshall County Drug Task Force confirmed that Wesley Louis Staten was recaptured on Monday, October 14. Authorities said Staten had synthetic Marijuana and a gun in his possession.

Staten was recaptured in Albertville with the help of multiple law enforcement agencies including the Alabama Department of Corrections, the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, Marshall County Drug Task Force, Albertville Police Department, the Arab Police Department, the Boaz Police Department, Guntersville Police.

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The Department of Corrections was looking for Wesley Louis Staten. Investigators say he walked away from a work-release job site in Alabaster.

Staten was serving a 97-month sentence for first-degree possession of marijuana in Marshall County.

Staten, 26, stands 6’2″ tall and has multiple visible tattoos. He weighs around 170 lbs.


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