January 27, 2021

Escaped Alabama inmate recaptured, woman charged with harboring him

Escaped Alabama state inmate Xavier Lamont Armstead, 26, was recaptured Wednesday morning by U.S. Marshals and ADOC agents at a Florence residence without incident.

Armstead was assigned to a work-release program when he left a job site in Tuscumbia on January 20.

Armstead had a parole date set for February 2022.

Authorities took into custody 23-year-old Kayla Jean Fryer of Florence who was with Armstead at the time of his arrest.

Fryer will be charged with hindering the apprehension of an escapee.

Armstead is serving a 15-year sentence for multiple third-degree burglary convictions out of Colbert County and a 19-month sentence for a third-degree burglary conviction out of Limestone County.

He now faces multiple charges to include an escape charge.