UPDATE: Escaped Inmate Captured

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

UPDATE: This story was updated on Monday, July 22 at 10:44 a.m.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Authorities have captured an Alabama inmate suspected in a pair of robberies that happened after his weekend escape.

State prison officials say 36-year-old Shannon Loyd Crumpton was apprehended Monday in Shelby County.

Details on his capture weren't immediately available.

Crumpton fled the Red Eagle Work Release Center near Montgomery on Saturday night. It's not clear how he got away.

Authorities in Shelby County say Crumpton is considered a suspect in two convenience store robberies that occurred after the escape, one in Jemison and the other in Shelby.

Officials say Crumpton was sentenced to 22 years in prison for robbery and forgery on convictions in Shelby County.

Officials say Crumpton will face new charges following the escape.

UPDATE: This story was updated with additional information on Monday, July 22 at 10 a.m.

MONTGOMERY - Inmate Shannon Loyd Crumpton, AIS# 216321, is considered an escapee from the Red Eagle Release Center. All appropriate law enforcement agencies were notified at the time of the escape.

On July 20, 2013, at approximately 10:38p.m., Crumpton, 36, was unaccounted for during an institutional count. Crumpton could not be located during a subsequent ADOC search of the location. He was last accounted for during previous count at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Crumpton is a white male, 6-feet tall, weighing 165-pounds, brown hair, and hazel eyes.

He is sentenced out of Shelby County on February 23, 2004, and is serving a 22-year sentence for robbery and forgery.

A parole hearing scheduled for May 2013, has not been held. Crumpton's expiration of sentence date is scheduled for September 2, 2026.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama Department of Corrections officials say they're searching for an inmate who disappeared from a work release center.

Officials say Shannon Crompton was last seen at the Frank Lee Work Release Center and was reported missing around 10:40 p.m. Saturday.

Authorities say Crompton is a white man who is about 6 feet tall and weighs about 165 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes.

Officials say Crompton was sentenced in Shelby County to 22 years in prison on charges of robbery and forgery.

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