Alabama inmate convicted of murder captured after escape

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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – Prison officials say a man convicted of murder in West Alabama more than a decade ago has been captured after escaping from a minimum-security corrections center near Mobile.

A notice from the Department of Corrections says 31-year-old Jeffery Strugg was discovered missing from a community-based facility in Prichard on Sunday.

He surrendered on Monday. The agency didn’t release any information on how Strugg got out.

Court records show Strugg was 18 when he was sentenced to 29 years in prison after being convicted in the 2007 killing of 15-year-old Dewone Smiley in Selma.

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5/16/2022 12:21:35 PM (GMT -5:00)

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