Ball Police captured escaped Pollock prison inmate
An inmate from the Federal Prison in Pollock is back in custody following an escape that happened Tuesday evening.
According to Ball Chief of Police Nathaniel Ussery, his department got a call to "be on the lookout" for the escapee sometime after 8 p.m.
Moments later, a call came in to Ball PD from the Chevron station that someone had attempted to take cigarettes, thought the suspect was gone when police arrived. Police were then called to a home a short distance away where the residents said the suspect was attempting to get into the home.
Ussery said that Ball's K-9 unit responded to the scene, and he arrived a short time later. They were able to take the suspect into custody and return him to the Federal Prison facility.
KALB attempted to reach a spokesperson for the Pollock Federal Prison, but we were told the public information officer would call us back at some point later.