Chilton County Escapee Recaptured

Calera, Ala. (WSFA) -- An escaped Chilton County inmate is back in custody today after viewer tips lead police to his location.

WSFA 12 News has confirmed through the Chilton County Sheriff's Department that Roman Nix was arrest just before midnight last night in Calera.

Calera is located in Shelby County about 15 miles from the Chilton County lockup.

Mr. Nix was located in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Calera where he was approached by Chilton County Deputies.

Nix was ordered out of the vehicle at gun point, at which point he attempted to run down one of the Deputies.

The Deputy fired two shots, neither of which hit Nix.

A vehicle pursuit ensued that ended off of 10th Street in Calera when Nix wrecked the stolen SUV.

He then fled on foot but was captured by Deputies and assisting officers from Calera and the Shelby County Sheriff's Department.

Nix is now charged with Escape and Theft of Property 1st in Chilton County.

The Calera Police Department is investigating the assault of the Deputy in the Wal-Mart parking lot and charges are expected there as well