Escaped inmate recaptured

Published 4:19 pm Thursday, January 5, 2017

Bobby Junior Campbell was recaptured today in Montgomery, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections.

screen-shot-2017-01-04-at-11-31-26-pmCampbell was transferred from the G.K. Fountain Correctional Facility in Atmore to the Barbour County Sheriff’s Department on Nov. 17. He was released from the BCSO jail. The release was later reported as an escape by the ADOC on Wednesday after corrections officials discovered a fraudulent court document in his file, ordering his transfer from Fountain to the Barbour County jail and subsequent release, ADOC Public Information Manager Bob Horton said.

Horton said officials indicated the fraudulent order raise questions of its authenticity when a person’s name authorizing the inmate’s transfer and release could not be validated.

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Campbell was found in a an area hotel near Interstate Park Dr. with Mitchell Shane Worthy, 24. Worthy is suspected in aiding in Campbell’s escape.

Campbell was serving a 20-year sentence on a 2004 second-degree rape conviction out of Houston County. He faces charges for the escape. Worthy will be charged with aiding an escaped inmate.



Worthy was sentenced to three years in prison in 2014 on a theft of property conviction in Elmore County. He was released from prison in October 2015 and his connection with Campbell is not known at this time.

The ADOC is investigating Campbell’s escape and the circumstances leading to his release.