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All three inmates in custody following jail break


 All three inmates who escaped Russell County Jail have been captured. The inmates had been on the run following their breakout Thursday night.  

Adam Wesley Barringer, 30, and John Curtis Hendrix, 27, were captured just after 4:00 p.m. Officials were concerned about Barringer trying to retaliate against witnesses who testified against him in court.

One of the inmates, 41-year-old Charles Smith, was captured late Friday morning.   

The suspects were seen on a surveillance camera leaving the jail, ditching their shirts and leaving only in pants. 

Sheriff Heath Taylor tells News Leader 9 that Barringer is a convicted murderer. Barringer was recently convicted of a 2010 murder and was awaiting sentencing. 

The others were in custody for non-violent crimes. Smith is serving a sentence for burglary and weapons possession. While Hendrix was in jail on charges of theft and obstruction of justice.

The Russell County Sheriff's Office held a press conference Friday morning to address their efforts to find the inmates. Sheriff Taylor told us two of the inmates tried to escape just four months ago.

Meanwhile, the Russell County Jail is on lock down (no visitation). 

News Leader 9 is following this story. We'll have the latest information as it develops. 

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