Prison Escapee Captured in Cherokee County Alabama

May 2nd, 2022 – 12:00 PM

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office –

David Kyle captured – Photo provided by Cherokee Sheriff’s Office

According to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, escaped State inmate, David Kyle, was apprehended this morning by the U.S. Marshal’s Service, the Department of Corrections, and Sheriff’s Office personnel, at a residence in the Slackland Community.

Kyle, 49-years-old, was serving a 99-year prison sentence for the murder of a Cherokee County man in 1998. The murder occurred in Etowah County where the trial was held.

He was assigned to DOC’s Red Eagle Work Center when he escaped from their custody on April 23rd.

Kyle was transported to the Cherokee County Detention Center on charges of escape and will be held there until the Department of Corrections transports him back to prison.

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