The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

December 31, 2012

Two inmates sought after fleeing work release


Associated Press

— DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in Morgan county say warrants have been issued for two men who fled from a work release program.

WAFF-TV (http://bit.ly/VdPMId ) reports Johnny Johnson and Steven Mears ran from their work release program in Decatur Sunday afternoon.

Johnson was arrested on drug charges and Mears was arrested for violating his probation.

Authorities say the men were picked up by a woman who was driving a white sedan. Officials say Jonson and Mears are wanted for felony escape.