ESCAPED PRISONER CAPTURED
MONTGOMERY – An inmate who escaped from Draper Correctional Facility in Elmore, Ala. on Monday has been recaptured.
Roberto Talabera, 37, was recaptured at this afternoon.
A K-9 tracking unit from Draper, with assistance from several law enforcement agencies, tracked Talabera approximately four miles from the prison.
The prisoner attempted to elude officers by hiding in field of kudzu near Highway 14 and Coosada Road in Elmore County.
Talabera was taken into custody by corrections officers without any problems.
Talabera walked off prison property Monday morning while assigned to a farm detail.
He is serving a 20-year sentence for a first-degree robbery conviction in Madison County in 2008. Talabera and an accomplice were convicted of robbing four convenience stores at gunpoint in May 2007.
ELMORE, Ala. (AP) – Alabama prison officials say they’re searching for an inmate who escaped from the Draper Correctional Facility in Elmore.
The Alabama Department of Corrections said 37-year-old Roberto Talabera was assigned to a farming detail on the facility’s property on Alabama 143 when they say he escaped around 10 a.m. Monday. Authorities said correctional officers are using a tracking dog in the search for Talabera.
Authorities say Talabera is serving a 20-year sentence for his 2008 robbery conviction in Madison County. Talabera and an accomplice were convicted of robbing four convenience stores at gunpoint in May 2007.
Talabera is described as 5-foot 2-inches tall and abound 120 pounds. He was wearing a prison-issued white shirt and pants.
Authorities are asking anyone who sees the prisoner to contact them.