JASPER, AL — A massive manhunt is underway for a single escaped prisoner who remains at large after a mass jailbreak on Sunday night in northern Alabama, according to the Walker County Sheriff’s Office.
Twelve inmates escaped from Walker County Jail in Jasper at about 6.30 P.M. — and police say that 11 have been recaptured, but one is still on the run. The wanted man is Brady Andrew Kilpatrick, 24, of Cordova, who is in jail for possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana.
The dramatic prison break terrified the community and prompted the Walker County Sheriff’s Office to warn residents to stay indoors and turn on their lights. The mens’ crimes varied, but two of those who escaped were serving jail sentences for attempted murder.
Eight prisoners were reportedly captured quickly, leaving police still hunting for four. But this morning Walker County Sheriffs Department captured Larry Inman Jr, 29, of Parrish, who is in jail for two counts of receiving stolen property, attempting to elude, and failure to appear.
They also captured Ethan Howard Pearl, 24, whose crimes included resisting arrest, obstructing government operations, possession of drug paraphernalia, promoting prison contraband, and failing to appear, and Christopher Micheal Smith, 19, who is doing time for attempted murder, first-degree burglary, unlawful breaking and entering, and second-degree theft.
It’s not known yet how a dozen inmates were able to escape the prison, but an investigation is underway. Police offered a $500 reward for information leading to the location of the men.
Main photo: Brady Andrew Kilpatrick [Walker County Sheriff’s Office]