Escaped southeast Alabama inmate recaptured in Brantley

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Authorities are searching for an escaped inmate from southeast Alabama.

Authorities are searching for an escaped inmate from southeast Alabama. (Photo courtesy ADOC)

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ELBA, Ala. - Authorities said an escaped inmate from southeast Alabama was caught Tuesday.

The Alabama Department of Corrections said Dustin Joel Morton, 33, was missing when Elba Work Release Center correctional officers conducted a count of inmates around 11:20 Feb. 16.

The department said Morton was captured by state corrections officers and Crenshaw County deputies around 2:15 p.m.

Morton was serving an 18-month sentence for obstruction of justice in Marshall County.

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