UPDATE (7/25) — Baldwin County Sheriff Hoss Mack says escaped inmate Cory Allen Kingery has been captured in Jefferson County, Alabama.
LOXLEY, Ala. (WKRG) — For the second time in 24 hours, an inmate has escaped from a work release center in Loxley. Reported missing from the Alabama Department of Corrections facility at 6:25 Tuesday morning, Cory Allen Kingery remains on the run at this hour.
Hours after escaping from the work release center in Loxley, law enforcement converged on an area just north of I-10 in Loxley on County Road 49 after a possible sighting of the escaped inmate. Images from a security camera at a nearby hotel confirmed Cory Allen Kingery was in the area. “He had changed clothes, his prison whites to at least a blue shirt possibly blue pants,” says Sheriff Hoss Mack. “That lead didn’t pan out. He was already gone from that area.”
Authorities believe he is now in a stolen 2003 black Ford Taurus taken in Spanish Fort Tuesday afternoon. The tag number: 2BH3126.
Kingery is the third inmate to escape the state-run facility in the last 24 hours.
“It certainly gives the Department of Corrections a black-eye,” says Mack. “They are the ones responsible for this facility.”
But it is also frustrating for local law enforcement. “It’s a public safety concern, not only is it a public safety concern for the people that live in that area but we have to devote a lot of resources to look for these individuals.”
At least a dozen Baldwin County Sheriff’s deputies, Loxley Police officer, the U.S Marshall’s office and the Department of Corrections are in on the search.
Kingery had served eight months of a two-year sentence for theft of property in Bessemer.