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Work release inmate escapes, captured in Atmore

A Loxley Work Release inmate was captured by law enforcement after wrecking a vehicle at a Chevron gas station in Atmore, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

Chief Deputy Mike Lambert said Damon Rashad Dinsmore, who is serving time on a burglary III charge out of Franklin County, escaped around 2 a.m. from the work release facility. Dinsmore was captured around 11:30 a.m. Monday.

“This guy ran, stole a car and wrecked in at the Chevron, and ran,” Lambert said.

Lambert said the Alabama Department of Corrections, Atmore Police Department, Poarch Tribal Police, Alabama State Troopers, the U.S. Marshals and ECSO tracked Dinsmore, who was taken into custody without incident.

“It could’ve been a lot worse,” he said. “A logging crew spotted them on Bell Fort Road, and I wanted to give a big shout out to them, and all of the other agencies. This was a great group effort, and I’m fortunate that there are relationships in place to get a job like this done.”

Additionally, Cantorius Alan White also escaped from the work release facility, but was recaptured a short time later.