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Christopher Kilpatrick being held in the most secure cell at Lauderdale County Detention Center

A Lauderdale County man who escaped from the detention center not once, but twice within nine months is back in the Shoals after he was extradited from Macon County, Tennessee, where he was captured Monday morning.

Posted: Dec. 20, 2017 4:28 PM
Updated: Dec. 20, 2017 6:46 PM

A Lauderdale County man who escaped from jail not once, but twice within nine months is back in the Shoals after he was extradited from Macon County, Tennessee where he was captured Monday morning.

The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office said Christopher Kilpatrick is being held in the most secure cell they have. It's usually reserved for inmates with mental illness problems. Corrections deputies will also monitor Kilpatrick more closely.

Kilpatrick now has an additional escape charge added to his long list of previous charges, which includes attempted murder for attacking a Florence police detective in 2016.

Kilpatrick escaped from the Lauderdale County Detention center the same way he did back in April. Officials tell WAAY 31 a handful of cells have a small door that opens to access pipes, Kilpatrick somehow cut that door open and got to the roof Sunday morning. He then stole a truck and took off.

He was captured Monday morning in Tennessee after a short chase with an officer there. Police say the chase ended with Kilpatrick crashing into another vehicle, putting one woman in critical condition.

Kilpatrick did waive his rights and got back to the detention center Tuesday afternoon.

WAAY 31 did contact the Macon County Sheriff's Department who said he was only arrested for being a fugitive from justice. We also asked the condition of the woman he crashed into, and they told us they couldn't release that information.

Florence police have pending charges on Kilpatrick for stealing the truck involved in the wreck.

He is being held without bond.

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