Inmate who escaped Choctaw Co. jail captured

Lamarion Alston (Source: Choctaw County Sheriff's Office)

CHOCTAW COUNTY, Ala. (WTOK) - Update: An inmate who escaped from the Choctaw County jail has been apprehended.

Lamarion Alston was captured by deputies Monday afternoon off Alabama Highway 17 in the Jachin community.

A driver spotted Alston walking down the highway and called the sheriff’s department. When deputies arrived, the sheriff's department says Alston resisted arrest by jumping into a creek and then attempting to hide in a wooded area off the highway.

Alston was detained, handcuffed and taken back to the Choctaw County jail.

Sheriff Scott Lolley says Alston made his escape Sunday night by outmaneuvering a corrections officer and scaling a barbed-wire fence around the jail.

Alston, who was being held on multiple felony charges including armed robbery, now faces additional charges including escape, burglary and resisting arrest.

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Earlier:

Choctaw County authorities need your help to find a missing inmate.

Sheriff Scott Lolley says Lamarion Demetrius Alston jumped over the front fence at the jail and ran away.

Alston is a black man who is about 5' 6" tall and weighs around 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray shirt and black pants and has tattoos on his face.

Alston was in jail in Choctaw County after he was charged with armed robbery of a Family Dollar store in Demopolis.

He also has faced felony charges, including charges of robbery and escape in Tuscaloosa and other states, including Georgia and North Carolina.

If you have any information, call 911 or your local law enforcement agency.