Atmore, AL — According to the Alabama Department of Corrections, Bobby White was reported missing at 11:40 a.m. after missing headcount for the morning from Fountain Correctional Facility.
ADOC officials did not specify the circumstance under which the man left the facility.
White was serving an 80-year sentence for a theft conviction out of Talladega County in 2006. In 1999, he was convicted of first-degree escape and first-degree theft of property charges and sentenced to two 40-year consecutive prison terms. White has previous convictions of theft, promoting prison contraband and burglary.
White was recaptured only hours later.
He was later recaptured shortly after 5 p.m. in Atmore by a K-9 unit. White surrendered to authorities, ADOC officials said.
White has been incarcerated for more than 22 years, according to the Department of Corrections website, serving sentences out of Talladega County.
Two other inmates at Fountain Correctional Facility have escaped in the last couple months. In May Corey Daniel Gable fled from the facility and on June 12, Edward Williams. Both men were returned shortly after.