LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Both inmates who escaped from the Lawrence County Jail are back in custody after escaping last week, according to authorities.
Brian Covington, Chief Deputy for the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office confirmed with News 19 that 30-year-old Quittney Lashae Nichols and 45-year-old Adam Bolan escaped in separate circumstances.
Nichols was found after a “concerned citizen” called the Hamilton Police Department to say they knew where she was hiding out. Officers responded and were able to take Nichols into custody without incident.
Nichols walked away from her job on the work release program on February 8 while working as a cook at a local restaurant, Covington explained. She was being held for a probation violation as a result of a new charge for possession of a controlled substance.
Bolan escaped from the Lawrence County Jail on March 4, after he “was able to exit through a slider that the lock was not engaged,” Covington said.
During Bolan’s escape, Covington said the Moulton man used his mat to protect himself from the razor wire as he went over the fence in a “blind spot.”
On Monday, March 6, the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) received a tip that Bolan was hiding in the area of Knoxville, Tennessee. On Tuesday, March 7, he was located during a traffic stop in Knoxville with a “female accomplice.”
His extradition is currently being set up by LCSO. The accomplice’s charges are pending investigation.
Bolan was being held in lieu of bond on a drug trafficking charge.