Alabama prison escapee recaptured; one still on the loose

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[UPDATE: 12/6/2017 at 12:35 PM]
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. – One of two inmates who escaped from the St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville on Monday has been recaptured.

Ronald Odell King, 27, was taken into custody at approximately 4 p.m. on Tuesday after a tip led ADOC agents to a Birmingham address where the inmate surrendered without incident.

ADOC, along with state law enforcement and the U.S. Marshal Service, is continuing the search for Antwone Wilson who escaped with King.

The public should contact local law enforcement, or call 1-800-831-8825, with information that will lead to the Wilson’s arrest.

( — Two inmates who are on the run after a Monday-morning escape from an Alabama prison have lengthy criminal histories in Jefferson County, including the rape and sexual torture of a woman in Hoover at the hands of one of the escapees.

Ronald Odell King and Antwone Wilson, both 27, were last seen at the St. Clair Correctional Facility at 5:15 a.m. Monday, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections. Authorities have not said how they made their getaway.

King, according to the ADOC release, is serving 50 years on a burglary conviction out of Jefferson County. Court records show, however, show he also was convicted of first-degree rape, sexual torture and abuse and first-degree robbery.

Wilson, serving a life sentence, was arrested by Birmingham police in 2012 in connection with a spate of robberies on Birmingham's Southside - including three in one night.

The search for them is being carried about by the ADOC and ALEA, with assistance earlier in the day for the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office. Police in one Birmingham suburb was asked to patrol a specific residence while the escapees are on the loose, but no reason was provide.

Anyone with information is asked to call the ADOC at 1-800-831-8825.

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