Inmate escapes from Fountain Correctional Facility
Published 1:38 pm Monday, August 17, 2009
By By Adam Prestridge
Law enforcement agencies across the state are on the look out for an inmate who scaled the fence at Fountain Correctional Facility in Atmore this past weekend and is believed to have made an escape in an automobile.
According to Brian Corbett, public information manager for the Alabama Department of Corrections, inmate Devin Nalls was discovered missing during bed check Saturday evening around 9:10 p.m. A second bed check was carried out immediately following the discovery with the same result.
During a search of the prison's perimeter, correctional officers discovered bloody clothing inside the southwest portion of the security fence. Blood was also present on the fence where Nalls was apparently cut by the razor wire while climbing the fence.
Corbett said the K-9 unit responded and tracked Nalls approximately 1/4 mile to Hwy. 29 where it is believed he escaped in a vehicle.
Nalls is a 35-year-old black male out of Mobile sentenced to 20 years for breaking and entering a vehicle. His aliases include Michael Foster and Devon Miller.
For information on this story, see Wednesday's Atmore Advance.