Authorities recapture inmate who escaped work release in Colbert County

Xavier Lamont Armstead

Xavier Armstead walked away from his worksite in Tuscumbia on Monday.

Posted: Jan 22, 2020 11:56 AM
Updated: Jan 22, 2020 4:19 PM

The Alabama Department of Corrections says the inmate who escaped on work release in Colbert County has been recaptured.

Xavier Armstead walked away from his worksite in Tuscumbia on Monday afternoon. He was recaptured in Florence Wednesday at 9 a.m.

Armstead has been in custody since 2016 on a burglary charge in Lauderdale County. After looking through court documents, we found he's had several burglary charges. He was also charged with receiving stolen property and breaking and entering.

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