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Escaped Alabama prisoner captured in West Virginia

Authorities say an escaped Alabama prisoner has been captured in West Virginia.

Posted: Jul 2, 2018 9:12 AM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say an escaped Alabama prisoner has been captured in West Virginia.

A statement from the Alabama Department of Corrections say 32-year-old Justin Miles Sheppard was arrested Sunday night by state police in Princeton, West Virginia.

A news release says Sheppard surrendered without a struggle, but it doesn't give further details on the arrest.

Sheppard went missing early Saturday from a state work-release center in Loxley, located on the Gulf Coast.

The man was serving a five-year sentence for a 2015 arson conviction from Marshall County, located in north Alabama.

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