Ala. sheriff finds prisoner in strip club

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) - A north Alabama sheriff knew just where to look when a prisoner walked away from a work-release job: A Tennessee strip club.

Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely arrested 21-year-old Preston Lee Colwell of Athens at the Boobie Bungalow near Ardmore, Tenn., on Monday following his escape.

Blakely says it's the third arrest he's made at the club.

He checked it on a hunch after hearing the man might be in the area.

Colwell allegedly stole a truck from a construction company in Athens after walking off his work-release job at a chicken plant late Sunday or early Monday.

He was serving time for theft.

Blakely said he drove by the strip club, saw the truck parked outside, and arrested Colwell inside.

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