Ala. Work Release Inmates Found at Panhandle Motel

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) - Two inmates who walked away from their work release jobs in Atmore are back in custody following their arrests early Monday at a motel in Pensacola, Fla.

Department of Corrections spokesman Brian Corbett said 34-year-old Charles Douglas Bales and 42-year-old John Rice fled from a work site on Sept. 17.

Corbett said a tip led officers to the motel.

Rice was serving a sentence out of Baldwin County for receiving stolen property. Bales was convicted of robbery.

Corbett said each man faces an escape charge and could serve additional jail time.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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