Escaped inmate recaptured in Huntsville

Gregory Ivey was serving a 15-year sentence for second-degree robbery. Ivey pled guilty to the crime in 2016.
Gregory Ivey was serving a 15-year sentence for second-degree robbery. Ivey pled guilty to the crime in 2016.

Alabama Department of Corrections officials arrested Gregory Ivey, 26, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshalls.

Posted: Aug 1, 2018 3:20 AM

A man convicted of robbery and serving time at the North Alabama Community Based Facility/Community Work Center was recaptured after his escape.

According to the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC), Gregory Devonta Ivey, 26, was reported missing around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday evening.

Officials said he left from an assigned job in Athens.

Court records show Ivey pled guilty to a charge of second-degree robbery in May 2016 and was serving a 15-year sentence when he left his position.

Ivey was recaptured thanks to a partnership between ADOC officials and the U.S. Marshalls. ADOC said he was placed back into custody around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night in Huntsville.

Officials said he surrendered to authorities when he was arrested.

Court documents show that Ivey was originally arrested back in February 2013. In 2014, he was indicted on four counts of first-degree robbery. The indictment alleged that Ivey stole money from a Dollar General while armed.

The indictment also stated that Ivey stole a woman's purse and a man's car and television while armed.

In their statement, ADOC didn't state what new charges, if any, Ivey may face for walking away from his work assignment.

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