Escaped inmate recaptured in Morgan County

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A Lawrence County inmate who walked away from a work release on Thursday is back in custody, authorities say.

The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) said Greg Allen Dotson, 43, was found at a residence on Kirby Bridge Road in Morgan County on Friday. The LCSO’s Facebook page says it was community advice that led them to Dotson.

Authorities said Dotson was serving time for a state probation violation at the time of his escape.

According to the sheriff’s office, the 43-year-old was due to be released on the day of his escape – however, deputies say he was recently charged in Morgan County and a new probation violation was in Game.

Greg Dotson
(Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office)

He was due to appear in court for the new violation on August 29.

The LCSO says Dotson has been “in and out of jail.”

After his escape, authorities issued a warrant for his arrest for second-degree escape.

Dotson remains in the Lawrence County Jail on $10,000 bond.


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