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Shelby County Jail inmate back in custody

Joshua Wayne Brown
Joshua Wayne Brown(Shelby County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Oct. 19, 2021 at 2:37 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 19, 2021 at 4:28 PM CDT
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COLUMBIANA, Ala. (WBRC) - UPDATE: The escaped Shelby County Jail inmate, Joshua Wayne Brown, is back in custody. Shelby County deputies said Brown was apprehended a short distance from the jail and has been returned to their custody.

UPDATE: Schools in the area also dismissed students following the recapture. Student dismissal was delayed at several Shelby County schools, as deputies searched for Brown. The affected schools were Columbiana Middle School, Elvin Hill Elementary, CTEC, and Shelby County High.

ORIGINAL: Shelby County deputies searched for an inmate who escaped from the Shelby County Jail Tuesday afternoon.

Deputies said Joshua Wayne Brown escaped at 1:20 p.m. He was last seen in the area between McDow Road and Industrial Parkway in Columbiana.

Update as of 10/19/21 at 4:23 PM: At approximately 4 PM, Joshua Wayne Brown was recaptured within a short distance of...

Posted by Shelby County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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