A Jackson County Jail inmate, who walked away from a work detail, was apprehended Friday, according to Sheriff Chuck Phillips.

Phillips said James Dustin Baker, 30 of Section, was taken into custody by investigator Tony Baker in Section.

“Tony got information on his location and was able to arrest him without incident,” said Phillips.

James Baker was serving as a jail trustee when he left a work detail for Casa in Scottsboro last Sunday.

Last weekend, Baker was able to evade authorities in Powell after deputies received information and description of the vehicle was driving. After being spotted, Baker traveled around three miles before wrecking. From there, he ran into the woods.

Baker is now facing charges of escape, fleeing to elude and theft first degree after allegedly stealing the vehicle. He remains in jail on a $15,600 bond.

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