Decatur man escapes custody after arrest in connection with shooting


DECATUR, Ala. – A man charged with assault will now be facing escape charges, after fleeing from the hospital while in custody.

Decatur Police arrested Mario Kellogg on Tuesday, in connection with a shooting that injured a bystander and a dog. Police took Kellogg to the hospital for preexisting injury, when he escaped.

If you have any information about Mario Kellogg’s location, contact Decatur Police at 256-341-4617.

Decatur Police said they responded to a shooting call around 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 29 at the intersection of 12th Avenue NW and 3rd Street NW.

Police said Mario Kellogg shot a bystander during a personal dispute and a dog was injured as well.

He was booked on a charge of first degree assault, with bond set at $20,000.

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