Escaped Tuscaloosa County Prisoners Back Behind Bars
All three inmates who escaped from the Tuscaloosa County Jail Saturday are now back in custody. 38 year old Richard Lancaster had been the last remaining prisoner at-large after 19 year old Cameron Newell and 27 year old Seth Williams were captured in the Jefferson County Town of Fultondale and returned to jail Saturday evening.
Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Deputies, Fultondale Police and United States Marshalls captured Newell and Williams after receiving a tip as to there whereabouts according to sources.
Lancaster, who is from Northport, was caught around 3:15 pm Sunday afternoon in the Vintage Lane area of Northport just off Highway 43N. K-9 and helicopter units were utilized in for the search and Lancaster was eventually found hiding under an abandoned mobile home.
Tuscaloosa County Sheriff Ron Abernathy says jailers became aware of the three men’s disappearance between 3pm and 4pm Saturday. Further investigation found the three escaped through a vent shaft leading to the roof.
Public Safety Alerts were issued for the Tuscaloosa/Northport area.
Richard Lancaster was booked in September of 2019 and was being held on the charges of 'Possession of Drug Paraphernalia', 'Fugitive Warrant', 'Attempting to Elude', 'Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance' and 'Resisting Arrest.'
Seth Williams was booked in January of 2020 and was being held on the charges of 'Burglary First Degree', 'Robbery Second Degree', 'Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance', 'Promoting Prison Contraband', and 'Certain Person Forbidden to Possess Pistol.'
The sheriff's office has not released information about the charges for which Newell had been jailed.
Escape charges are pending against the three.