SHELBY COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — An inmate who escaped from the Shelby County Jail Tuesday afternoon is now back in custody.
Authorities were looking for Joshua Wayne Brown, who had last seen around 1:20 p.m. Tuesday in the area between McDow Road and Industrial Parkway. While he was out, students at schools in the Columbiana area were put on lockdown.
By 4 p.m., Brown had been captured and taken back to jail.
Brown had been in jail since 2019 on robbery charges.