Shelby County Jail inmate back in custody after brief escape in Columbiana


(Shelby County Sheriff’s Office)

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December 25 2021 12:00 am

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.

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