ALLIANCE -- Federal authorities say an inmate who escaped from an Alabama prison where he was serving a life sentence on a murder conviction has been captured in Alliance, Ohio.
The U.S. marshal for the northern district of Ohio says 42-year-old Timothy J. Richards was arrested Wednesday at a home in Alliance, about 60 miles southeast of Cleveland.
U.S. Marshal Peter Elliott says Richards escaped from an Alabama prison on Sunday.
Alabama authorities said Richards was reported missing after he wasn't found at his assigned bunk at the State Cattle Ranch in Greensboro.
Richards was arrested Wednesday afternoon and was taken to the Stark County jail to await extradition to Alabama. Richards was sentenced to life in prison in February 2000 in Alabama's Walker County.
The Associated Press