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All 3 escaped inmates back in custody

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Adam Barringer (Source: Russell County Sheriff's Department) Adam Barringer (Source: Russell County Sheriff's Department)
John Curtis Hendrix (Source: Russell County Sheriff's Department) John Curtis Hendrix (Source: Russell County Sheriff's Department)
Charles Smith (Source: Russell County Sheriff's Department) Charles Smith (Source: Russell County Sheriff's Department)
Adam Barringer leaving court in 2010 Adam Barringer leaving court in 2010

By Sara Belsole, Matt Lally and Stefanie Tiso

RUSSELL COUNTY, AL - The Russell County Sheriff's Office has captured all three escaped inmates.

Officials first captured 41-year-old Charles Smith who was in jail on charges of escape, third degree burglary, attempting to allude, obstruction of justice and weapons possession. 30-year-old Adam Barringer who was recently convicted of murder and is facing a list of other charges, as well as 27-year-old John Hendrix, who was in jail on charges of obstruction of justice, possession of marijuana and first degree theft were on the run until around 4 p.m.

Sheriff's deputies searched for the men throughout the night. They conducted the search by air via Metro Narcotics helicopter and using K-9 units. A task force was also put together to find the three men. The task force was made up of the Russell County Sheriff's Office, U.S. Marshal's Office, Muscogee County Sheriff's Office, Phenix City Police Department, Columbus Police Department and the Harris County Sheriff's Office. 

Sheriff Taylor said early in the day on Friday that he believed the men were still in the area. He says the men did not have weapons when they escaped. He says it is possible that they have obtained weapons since their escape. Sheriff Taylor says there is an internal investigation underway into how the men escaped. he says the escape did cause damage to the Russell County Jail.

Barringer was convicted last week in the October 2010 murder of Keith Farmer.  According to Phenix City Police at the time, Barringer also fled from law enforcement before his arrest in connection with the shooting death of Farmer. 

He was eventually caught in Troup County, Georgia after law enforcement tracked Barringer using his cell phone signal.

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