Escaped Montgomery Work Release Inmate Recaptured

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - WSFA 12 News brought you the story of a work release inmate who escaped last week. Now, we've learned the man, Antonio Grant, has been recaptured.

Montgomery County Sheriff D.T. Marshall says Grant was arrested in Chicago, Illinois over the weekend. That's about 750 miles from the capital city.

Marshall says Chicago Police were conducting a detail Saturday and Grant happened to be questioned. Officers noticed he had a warrant and took him into custody.

Grant is being held in the Cook County Jail while an extradition process takes place to bring him back to Alabama.