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Joel Amos Spears was sentenced back on May 11, 2016 to a 15-year sentence on a second-degree escape charge.
Joel Amos Spears was sentenced back on May 11, 2016 to a 15-year sentence on a second-degree escape charge.

Joel Amos Spears was on the run for about two days before he was recaptured.

Posted: Apr 21, 2019 3:51 PM

An inmate who fled from a work release site in Talladega County, Alabama, was recaptured Sunday morning.

The Alabama Department of Corrections reported Joel Amos Spears, 28, left the Childersburg Work Release Center around 1 a.m. Friday morning. 

He was serving a 15-year sentence for a second-degree escape charge in Randoph County. He was sentenced back on May 11, 2016.

ADOC officials said he was recaptured by the Talladega County Sheriff's Office around 2:23 a.m. on Sunday. 

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