Marion County escaped inmates thought to be back in Alabama; 8 others facing charges

MARION COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE MARCH 20: The Marion County Sheriff’s Office Monday released an update on the search for two escaped inmates.

According to Dana Rogers with the sheriff’s office, the inmates are believed to be back in Alabama after possibly going to Mississippi. Officials think they are both located in south Lamar County in the Kennedy area.

Law enforcement officers have been searching for the two all weekend. Searches were conducted at 3 different locations on Liberty Church Road in Kennedy. 5 people have been arrested in connection to the escapees in Lamar County, and three in Marion. The charges vary from hindering apprehension of escapee to hindering prosecution and aiding and abetting.

ORIGINAL MARCH 17:  The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two escaped inmates. According to a news release from the sheriff’s office Cory Dean,22 and Zepplin Kennedy,20 escaped from the Marion County Jail at 1:32 Friday morning.

Kennedy was last seen wearing a grey sweatshirt and white pants; Dean was last seen wearing a grey short sleeve shirt and grey sweatpants.

The Alabama Department of Corrections K-9 Unit is assisting deputies with the search for the escapees.
If you see Dean or Kennedy please call the Marion County Sheriff’s office at 205-921-7433.

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