The Alabama Department of Corrections reports an inmate who escaped from a job site in Sylacauga Wednesday has been located.
David Eugene Friend was captured in Zebulon, North Carolina at about 2 a.m. Friday by Wake County sheriff deputies after receiving a tip. Friend surrendered without incident and was taken to the Wake County Jail to await his return to Alabama to face charges for the escape.
Friend is serving a 18-year sentence on a 2012 conviction of introducing prison contraband. He was assigned to the Childersburg Work Release Center before his escape.