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One inmate recaptured, another sought by Limestone County authorities

Both Bryan Vincent and Jeremy Tucker were assigned to Vulcan Plastics for work detail.

Posted: Jul 7, 2019 4:07 PM
Updated: Jul 8, 2019 8:08 AM

The Limestone County Sheriff's Office said it recaptured Bryan Vincent. Authorities are still searching for Jeremy Tucker.

Athens Police said recieved a call from a motorist who they said was asked for a ride by Vincent. The motorist refused the request.

The Limestone County Sheriff's Office said Bryan Vincent was recaptured after Athens Police received a tip from a motorist Sunday evening. The Limestone County Sheriff's Office said Bryan Vincent was recaptured after Athens Police received a tip from a motorist Sunday evening.

Limestone County authorities are still searching for Jeremy Tucker who also walked off his assigned work site at Vulcan Plastics Sunday morning.

Bryan Vincent was recaptured in the woods off of Compton Road following a search by Limestone County Sheriff's Deputies, Athens Police Officers and a tracking dog.

Police responded to the scene along with the Limestone County Sheriff's Office and K-9 units.

That's where Bryan Vincent was found in the woods off of Compton road, north of Alabama 251.

WAAY 31 spoke with some Limestone County residents after Vincent was caught near their homes.

“We jumped up and came and locked our doors—the front and the back," Helinda Lassie said.

Lassie lives across the street from where deputies found Bryan Vincent—one of the two inmates who, deputies say, walked away from their work detail at Vulcan Plastics early Sunday morning.

When Lassie saw a large police presence in her neighborhood, she panicked.

“It scared us to death," she said.

Deputies told WAAY 31 the inmates were making a delivery near the plastic fabrication company when they abandoned a piece of equipment and took off.

“It’s kind of nerve-wrecking," Shardae Love said. "There are a lot of us single women that are out here with kids. Our kids are constantly running around, playing.”

This is the third time an inmate has escaped from the work release program in Limestone County in less than five months.

Some folks told WAAY 31 they’d like to see an increase in security or surveillance at the companies where inmates work.

“Somebody should be there, watching them 24/7," Kellsie Cowart said.

Others said they aren’t a fan of the program at all because of incidents like these.

“I feel like they need to just stop having inmates go to the companies and just keep them in the jail," Essence King said.

While Vincent is now back behind bars, neighbors told WAAY 31 they’ll be extra cautious until Tucker is found.

“We’re out here at night. Sometimes, we have to go to the mailbox, the washer and dryer, or may just need to come outside and throw something away," Love said. "So, that’s definitely going to make me keep my eyes open and check my surroundings.”

“We’ll keep our eyes out and keep the doors locked," Lassie added. "I hope he’s not out this way!”

Deputies don’t believe Tucker is a danger to the public; but if you see him, they ask that you don’t approach him. Instead, you should call the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office.

UPDATE (5:51 p.m.):

The Limestone County Sheriff's Office stated that they are searching for a man who is believed to be one of the men who left their work detail early this morning.

Deputies said they are searching for the man near the area of Compton and Lindsay Lane and have brought in prison tracking dogs to aid in their search.

ORIGINAL STORY:

The Limestone County Sheriff's Office is searching for two men who they said left their work detail early Sunday morning.

Bryan Vincent and Jeremy Tucker were both assigned to Vulcan Plastics when they were discovered to be missing. 

Deputies said Vincent was serving a split sentence for receiving stolen property and Tucker was serving a sentence for child support.

Anyone with information on there whereabouts is asked to contact the Limestone County Sheriff's Office at 256-232-0111.

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