Manhunt ends with property owner holding escaped inmate at gunpoint

Published: Jul. 23, 2016 at 1:50 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 23, 2016 at 1:54 AM CDT
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COFFEE CO., AL (WSFA) - Escaped inmate Jeffrey Scott was taken into custody in Coffee County Friday night after being on the run since last month.

According to Dale County Chief Deputy Mason Bynum, the owner of a hunting cabin on County Road 141, which is near the Coffee-Dale county line, went to check on his property Friday night and found Scott inside.

The property owner held Scott at gunpoint until deputies arrived.

Bynum said the owner of the cabin fired shots when Scott wouldn't comply, but no one was injured.

Scott will be transported to the Coffee County Jail and then turned over to the U.S. Marshals Service.

Scott checked out of the Loxley Work Release Center near Mobile on June 23 and never returned. Multiple law enforcement agencies have been searching for him in Coffee and Dale counties for more than a week after he was spotted at least two times.

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