Escaped Inmate Threatens Life Before Returning To Jail

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LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) —  Two men escaped from work release in Lauderdale County and the manhunt continues for one of those inmates.

Daniel Davis is considered armed and dangerous and has even threatened his life, instead of going back to jail.

Raymond Gibson turned himself back into police, two hours after running away.

According to investigators Davis and Gibson both failed a drug test and would be going back to jail Instead of going to their job.

Just after 5:00 a.m. detectives say Davis asked to use the phone to call his work release supervisor and then ran.  However before taking off, investigators say he left a message with other inmates.

“He vowed he wouldn`t be taken alive,” said Lauderdale County Chief Deputy, Jr. Witt.  According to Witt, that’s a major concern when getting Davis back into custody.

“He has nothing to lose and officers safety is one of our main concerns you know,” said Witt.  “If some officer wants to stop him and not be familiar with the circumstances he could be injured or possibly killed.”

Gibson is charged with murder in connection with the July 2012 stabbing death of Savanna Brooke Parrish.  Gibson posted bond for the murder charge but was later sentenced to work release after being convicted in a drug case.

“It`s a relief not only for law enforcement but also the victim’s family,” said Witt.

With Gibson back behind bars, Witt says it’s one less concern for the community, but the manhunt continues for Daniel Davis.  Davis is serving time for a robbery conviction.

Detectives want people to be on the look-out for Davis, but they warn people not to try to apprehend him, themselves.  If you spot Davis, you are asked to call police in your area right away.

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