ADOC: Escaped inmate recaptured in Jasper


CHILDERSBURG, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE (7/6): The Alabama Department of Corrections has recaptured an inmate who escaped custody last week.

Johnathan Stan Smitherman, 38, escaped the Childersburg Community Based Facility Friday morning before being found in Jasper Monday afternoon.

According to ADOC, Smitherman surrendered to authorities and violence was not used in his recapture.

ORIGINAL (7/3): The Alabama Department of Corrections is looking for an escaped inmate.

Authorities are working to recapture 38-year-old Johnathan Smitherman. He was being held at the Childersburg Community Based Facility.

They say he wasn’t there when correctional employees did a bed roster count Friday morning before 2 a.m.

He was serving a 20 year sentence for manufacturing a controlled substance out of Bibb county. If see him, contact ADOC at 1-800-831-8825.


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