Escaped inmate’s van found in Phenix City

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - A man serving a life sentence for robbery has escaped from a federal corrections facility in Alexander City.

Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor tells News Leader 9 that 46-year-old John Christian was on a state work release program and escaped in a van.

That van was later found in Phenix City, but Christian has not been located.

We will continue following this story and bring you more information as it becomes available.

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