Work release escapee arrested for robbery - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Work release escapee arrested for robbery

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Montgomery police say they've arrested a work release escapee after an alleged robbery.

The incident happened Monday around 4pm. Units responded to a call of a robbery from the Marathon Oil gas station on 5705 Troy highway.

Upon arrival, units made contact with a 28 year old female victim who said she had been robbed by a man armed with a screwdriver. The suspect fled in a white Ford pick up truck.

Later, patrol units spotted the suspect's vehicle at the intersection of Taylor Road and Vaughn Road. When officers attempted to stop the suspect, he attempted to flee and hit the rear of the vehicle in front of him at the traffic light. After a brief struggle with police, the suspect was taken into custody.

The suspect is 42 year old John D. Alexander. An investigation shows that Alexander had escaped from an Alabama Department of Corrections work release program in Elba. 

The vehicle the suspect was driving was stolen from his work release employer. There was also evidence located in the vehicle that is related to an Unlawful Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle that occurred earlier in Troy. Troy P.D. has been contacted.

The Montgomery Police Department has charged Alexander with 1st degree Robbery. He may also be charged with 1st degree escape.

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