Deputies capture escaped suspect in Houston County

Wilkerson (Source: Houston County Sheriff's Office)
Wilkerson (Source: Houston County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jun. 20, 2018 at 1:47 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 20, 2018 at 7:44 PM CDT
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HOUSTON CO., AL (WSFA) - The Houston County Sheriff's Office has captured a man they say escaped from a deputy's vehicle earlier Wednesday.

According to the sheriff's office, Stewart Edward Wilkerson, 40, was taken into custody on burglary charges Wednesday morning. While inside a deputy's vehicle Wilkerson kicked out a window and ran from the scene.

Major Bill Rafferty says Wilkerson was captured Wednesday evening in Ashford, near where he escaped. There were no injuries and no issues when they arrested him again.

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