- Associated Press - Friday, May 19, 2017

MCINTOSH, Ala. (AP) - A state inmate who walked off a worksite in Creola is back in custody.

The Alabama Department of Corrections says agents captured 39-year-old Billie Joe Turner at about 3:30 p.m. Friday. He had been on the run since Wednesday.

Agents found Turner at a residence in McIntosh in Washington County where he surrendered without incident.

Turner had been assigned to the Mobile Work Release Center and a parole hearing in August was pending.

Turner is serving a 15-year sentence for a 2015 conviction of attempting to distribute a controlled substance in Mobile County. He now faces charges for the escape.



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