Escaped inmate accused of robbery in Shelby County now in custody

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SHELBY COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT)- UPDATE: The Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies have taken Shannon Loyd Crumpton into custody. At 10:00 a.m. on Monday July 22nd  Crumpton was taken into custody without incident for an outstanding felony Escape warrant.

Crumpton had escaped from the State’s Red Eagle Work Release program in Montgomery, Alabama, two days ago.

He has also been identified as the suspect in two local convenience store robberies.

Shelby County investigators are working on obtaining warrants in the Shelby robbery.

ORIGINAL: Shelby County Sheriff’s officials are looking for Shannon Loyd Crumpton, an escaped inmate, who robbed a convenience store Sunday morning at 7:40 am in the community of Shelby. He was able to get away with an undisclosed amount of money.  Crumpton was seen leaving the area in a tan-colored, four door sedan.

Calera police officers saw the car matching the description of the vehicle Crumpton was driving around 12:30 pm and attempted to stop the driver who began to lead the officers on a pursuit. The vehicle was able to elude law enforcement in the Summerhill location of Shelby County. Officials have not been able to find the vehicle and are not sure if Crumpton is on foot.

Shelby County investigators also believe that Crumpton is connected to a convenient store robbery that happened Saturday night  in Jemison. They also believe that he stole a 2000 model Chevrolet Malibu from Clanton that is being used as the get-away vehicle. The tag on the stolen car has been identified as an Alabama plate with the number 14A78m1.

Officials say Crumpton escaped from the State’s Red Eagle Work Release program in Montgomery sometime on Saturday. He is considered armed and dangerous.

People in Summerhill and communities in that area are urged to use caution and lookout for anything unusual until police are able to search the area thoroughly. If you see anything suspicious, you are asked to call 911 immediately.

Anyone with information on this investigation are asked to contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office at 205-669-4184, through the Secret Witness line at 205-669-9116 or through their website at http://www.shelbyso.com by clicking the “Report Criminal Activity” link.

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