By Associated Press - Sunday, June 3, 2018

KIMBERLY, Ala. (AP) - An inmate who escaped from a work-release center last week has been recaptured in Alabama.

The Alabama Department of Corrections told Al.com that 47-year-old Scott Marler was captured about 60 miles away from the Childersburg Work Release Center around 4:36 a.m. Saturday. He escaped from the minimum-security facility while wearing a white prison jumpsuit on May 25.

Marler was convicted of manufacturing drugs in 2014. He was being sought for parole violations and other outstanding warrants when he reportedly backed a stolen pickup truck into a police vehicle and then exchanged gunfire with officers during a traffic stop in December 2017.



He was arrested a week later with a different stolen vehicle.

The Department of Corrections says Marler is serving 20 years for manufacturing controlled substances.

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