Etowah Co. escaped inmate captured

Etowah Co. escaped inmate captured

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Justin Wade Hopkins (Photo: Etowah County Sheriff's Office) Justin Wade Hopkins (Photo: Etowah County Sheriff's Office)
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

The Etowah County Sheriff's Office says they have captured an inmate kitchen worker who escaped early Friday morning.

According to the Sheriff's Office, 30-year-old Justin Wade Hopkins of Collinsville escaped from the Etowah County Detention Center shortly after 4 a.m. May 17. He was seen running toward Tuscaloosa Avenue.

Hopkins was found thanks in part to a citizen's tip.

Hopkins was being detained on theft and burglary charges.

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