Inmate Captured: Robert Wesley James

The Etowah County inmate who walked away from a work detail Wednesday afternoon has been captured. 41-year-old Robert Wesley James of Attalla, was taken into custody at about 11:00 Wednesday night after a brief vehicle pursuit on I-759 into Attalla on Cleveland Avenue. The pursuit began when an off duty deputy saw James leaving a gas station on Rainbow Drive in the county maintenance truck he escaped in earlier in the day. James was originally being held on property crimes, burglary, theft and a misdemeanor drug charge. He now faces charges related to his escape and the pursuit leading to his arrest.


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