On Monday, October 2, 2017, an escapee from Livingston, AL was apprehended by authorities at the I 20/59 South bound rest area in Eutaw, AL. After escaping, Brandon J. Harris, of Meridian, MS, stole a vehicle and fled into Greene County. A perimeter of the area was set up by Sheriff Jonathan Benison along with his deputies, assisting. The Alabama State Trooper’s helicopter from Montgomery, AL also joined in on the search for the escapee.
According to authorities, the suspect attempted to sneak out of the woods and cross the interstate, but was quickly spotted by Greene County deputies, who fortunately apprehended Harris without any injuries. The suspect was taken into custody and returned back to Livingston Police Department located in Sumter County, AL.
Sheriff Benison stated, “With professionalism and unified teamwork, we will continue to keep our county as well as surrounding counties safe.”