Authorities recapture escaped inmate in Elmore County

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Eric Lamar Nelms Jr. (Photo: ADOC)

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ELMORE COUNTY, Ala. – Authorities have recaptured an inmate that escaped from the Frank Lee Work Center in Elmore.

The Alabama Department of Corrections said that Eric Lamar Nelms Jr., 21, escaped around 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Nelms is described as being 5’7″ tall, weighing 160 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes.

Nelms was sentenced to three years in April of 2019 for burglary in the third degree in Lee County.

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