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Escaped inmate recaptured in Decatur

Brian Oneal Williams; escaped inmate from Decatur work release center

UPDATE (7:51 p.m) A state work release inmate who walked away from a job site in Decatur on Saturday has been recaptured according to the Alabama Department of Corrections.

Brian O’Neal Williams, 28, was taken into custody by Department of Corrections officials at 3:45 p.m. on Sunday.

A tip led authorities to a hotel on Beatline Road in Decatur where Williams was found and arrested without incident.

William is serving a five-year sentence on a 2016 first-degree theft of property conviction in Morgan County.

He was assigned to the Decatur Work Release Center and now faces charges for the escape.

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Alabama Department of Correction Officials say inmate Brian O'neal Williams, 28, has failed to return from a work release detail in Decatur.

Correction Officers said inmate Williams failed to return to the facility from his assigned employer.

Williams is described as a 6'4 black male, weighing 175 lbs, and has black hair and brown eyes. He was reportedly last seen wearing a red sweatshirt and grey sweatpants.

If you see the inmate or have information that may lead to his recapture, please contact ADOC at 1 (800) 831-8825.

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