Escaped Lauderdale County convict recaptured in Kentucky

Corey Aris Davis, 30, was booked into the Warren County Jail early Saturday morning after he was found at a home in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Corey Aris Davis, 30, was booked into the Warren County Jail early Saturday morning after he was found at a home in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Corey Aris Davis, 30, was recaptured late Friday night, according to the Bowling Green Police Department, along with Jessica D. Adams, 33.

Posted: Jan. 26, 2019 7:37 AM
Updated: Jan. 29, 2019 11:53 AM

Corey Aris Davis is back in custody after escaping from the St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville on Wednesday.

According to the Alabama Department of Corrections, U.S. Marshals helped capture the 30-year-old about 3:37 a.m. on Saturday in Kentucky. He surrendered without violence, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections.


At the time of Corey Aris Davis' arrest, Jessica Deneen Adams, 33, was also arrested and charged with First-Degree Wanton Endangerment and First-Degree Hindering Prosecution or Apprehension.

The Bowling Green Police Department said in a statement that late Friday night, they "received information that Davis was in a home on Warren Way."

Police said he tried to run from the home, but was stopped "without incident."

Davis was serving a life sentence when he escaped from St. Clair Correctional Facility. He was serving time there after he pleaded guilty to second-degree human trafficking charges in Lauderdale County in 2017.

On Friday while the manhunt was ongoing the Department of Corrections released information on how Davis escaped from prison.

Bob Horton, department spokesman, said Davis hid inside a trailer used to transport furniture from the St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville.

Davis concealed himself inside the trailer sometime while he was working in facility’s furniture plant that is managed by the Alabama Correctional Industries, Horton said.

About 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, the trailer left the facility and was taken directly to the ACI facility in Montgomery.

Investigators found evidence Friday that confirms Davis had been inside the trailer and had used an item of furniture for concealment, Horton said. The evidence also shows that Davis exited the trailer sometime after it was parked at the ACI facility, according to investigators.

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has identified three inmate suspects at the prison who assisted Davis in his escape. Horton said their identities are not being released at this time.

The department is working to identify how Davis was able to gain access to the trailer without being observed by prison officials, and why he was not reported missing until a security check at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Horton said.

Bowling Green Police said Davis' recapture was done in coordination with their department, the U.S. Marshals Service, the F.B.I., and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 

At the time of Davis' recapture, Jessica Deneen Adams, 33, was also arrested and booked into the Warren County Jail. She is being held on a $6,000 bond and is charged with First-Degree Wonton Endangerment and First-Degree Hindering Prosecution or Apprehension.

Bowling Green Police told WAAY 31 News that the relationship between Davis and Adams is unknown at this time. 

Davis is being held without bond on two fugitive charges. Bowling Green Police said the investigation is ongoing and it has not been determined when Davis will be extradited back to Alabama.

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