UPDATE 1/26/19 4:15 AM
ALDOC says Davis was recaptured by US Marshalls in Kentucky at about 3:30 Saturday morning.
SPRINGVILLE, Ala. – An inmate who escaped from the St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville on Wednesday hid inside a trailer used to transport furniture from the facility according to a preliminary investigation.
Prison officials confirmed today that 30-year-old Corey Aris Davis concealed himself inside the trailer sometime while he was working in facility’s furniture plant that is managed by the Alabama Correctional Industries (ACI). At approximately 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, the trailer left the facility and was taken directly to the ACI facility in Montgomery. Investigators found evidence today that confirms Davis had been inside the trailer and had used an item of furniture for concealment. The evidence also shows that Davis exited the trailer sometime after it was parked at the ACI facility according to investigators.
The ADOC has identified three inmate suspects at the prison who assisted Davis in his escape. Their identities are not being released at this time. In addition to the recapture efforts and determining the details of the escape, the ADOC is working to identify how Davis was able to gain access to the trailer without being observed by prison officials, and why he was not reported missing until a security check at 8 p.m. Wednesday. The facility remains locked down while the investigation is ongoing.
Authorities believe Davis in no longer in the Montgomery area and are working closely with the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and other local and state agencies to bring Davis back into custody. Davis was sentenced to life in 2017 for a human trafficking conviction in Lauderdale County.
Davis is 5-feet 6-inches tall, weighs approximately 150 pounds, and has blond hair and blue eyes. The public should not approach Davis but should contact their local law enforcement or the Alabama Department of Corrections Investigations and Intelligence Division at 334-353-8912, or 1-800-831-8825 with information that could lead to his recapture.