DECATUR, Ala. — Alabama corrections officials say an inmate who escaped this week has been found in Texas.
A statement from the Alabama Department of Corrections’ Investigations and Intelligence Division says 40-year-old Michael Parker was captured in Refugio, Texas during a traffic stop around midnight on Tuesday morning. No other details were provided.
The statement says Parker escaped on Sunday from a work release center in Decatur.
He is serving a 17-year sentence for a 2011 conviction for robbery in the first degree. Authorities say Parker will face new charges for the escape.