The search for Lee County escapee Mark Brandon Kelley ended late Friday after he turned himself into authorities at the sheriff's office.
Kelley, 29, of Opelika was on the lam for almost six hours after slipping through a door in the booking area at 5:40 p.m. He surrendered to deputies at 11:23 EDT. He faces an additional charge of escape second degree, a class C felony that could earn him up to 10 years in prison.
The hunt for Kelley started after he walked out of the Lee County Detention Center after he was arrested for domestic violence. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office said Kelley escaped the booking area through a door opened to release an inmate who’d made bond. Corrections officers were too busy to notice, authorities said.
He was described as white, 5-foot-10, 240 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. He was wearing a black shirt, blue jeans and pink and blue sneakers.
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Anyone with additional information about the escapee or any other case is asked to contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 1-334-749-5651 or Lee County Crime
Stoppers at 1-888-522-7847.