Alabama jail escapee captured by DeKalb Co. PD

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- US Marshals say a 27-year-old jail escapee from Coosa County, Ala., kidnapped a man from his home Monday night and forced him to drive to metro Atlanta before releasing him. 

Coosa County Sheriff's Office confirmed on their Facebook page that Vernon has been captured. On Tuesday, November 21, DeKalb County Police Department made contact with the suspect and he was taken into custody without incident. He is being held in DeKalb County Jail. 

Shane Vernon was in jail in Alabama on burglary and auto theft charges. He escaped jail on Sunday afternoon, and law enforcement officers say he's on a violent crime spree that has spread to metro Atlanta. 

Coosa County Sheriff Terry Wilson says Vernon got out of the jail through a door that a deputy left unsecured. That deputy is now under investigation. It's the second time in less than a month that Vernon has been able to get out of jail. 
 

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