State Inmate Surrenders After Escape

By  | 

ELBA, Ala. (AP) - A state inmate police considered dangerous is
back in custody Wednesday.

42-year-old Jerry Joyner was being held at the Elba Work Release Center, and escaped by stealing a car in Enterprise Monday. State corrections officials said Joyner surrendered in Elba Tuesday morning. DOC also confirmed Joyner tested positive for having cocaine in his system.

Prison officials said Joyner will be removed from the work release program and returned to a state prison sometime this week.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)