Montgomery man arrested on escape warrant

Published 10:39 am Tuesday, November 8, 2022

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Arrest stems from man selling cell phones without business license

A Montgomery man was arrested Nov. 7 on an escape warrant from the Alabama Department of Corrections, according to the Atmore Police Department.

Public Information Officer Sgt. Darrell McMann said in a release that Lamar Vanhuse, 46, of Montgomery, was placed under arrest and transported to the Escambia County Detention Center to await extradition back into the custody of the ADOC.

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The arrested stemmed after an APD sergeant received a complaint at noon on Nov. 7 that someone, later identified as Vanhuse, was selling cell phones at Bragg Street Apartments without a business license.

“The sergeant upon discovering that Vanhuse did not possess a business license instructed Vanhuse to gather his belongings and instructed Vanhuse to obtain a city of Atmore Business License in order to continue his activity legally,” McMann said. “The sergeant requested Vanhuse identify himself and discovered through dispatch that Vanhuse had a warrant through the Alabama Department of Corrections for Escape Second Degree.”