Alabama prison escapee captured

Published: Jul. 24, 2016 at 2:12 PM CDT
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Authorities say an escaped inmate was captured in south Alabama after a homeowner held the man at gunpoint.

Local news media reports the Coffee County Sheriff's Office say 35-year-old Jeffrey Scott was a fugitive from an Alabama Department of Corrections work release facility.

Authorities say Scott broke into a residence while the homeowner was inside. The homeowner fired shots at Scott, but missed. But the homeowner held Scott at gunpoint until police arrived.

Scott is being held at the Coffee County Jail