Sheriff’s posse helps capture escaped inmate in Geneva Co.

Published 2:15 am Saturday, July 1, 2017

The Covington County Sheriff’s Posse helped the Geneva County Sheriff’s office and multiple other agencies capture an inmate who had led officers on a three-day manhunt.

Geneva County Sheriff Tony Helms announced Friday afternoon that his department received credible information from a citizen below New Hinson Church.

The citizen told law enforcement he observed a white male with baggy clothing walking on Grady Garner Road.

The department along with the help of the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force, Houston County Sheriff’s Office, Alabama State Police, Holmes County Sheriff’s Office, Dothan Police Department, Slocomb Police Department, Covington County Sheriff’s Posse captured Roger Dale Hall.

The Dale County Sheriff’s Department helicopter was in the area and the Covington County K9 unit was on the ground tracking Hall when he stepped out and two Houston County Sheriff’s office employees took him into custody.

He was found in a wooded area on Geneva County Road 4 in the Fadette Community.

Hall escaped from the Houston County Community Corrections Program Monday.

Police say he approached a female Southside Walmart in Dothan with a weapon and demanded her vehicle.

He is facing charges of escape and burglary.

Before his escape, he was slated to be released in February.