Both escapees from Childersburg Work Release Center recaptured

Both escapees from Childersburg Work Release Center recaptured
Mark Araujo and Jacob Burnett, both 39, escaped from the center around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. (Source: ADOC)

TALLADEGA COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - Authorities have recaptured both men who escaped from the Childersburg Work Release Center in Talladega County.

Mark Araujo and Jacob Burnett, both 39, escaped from the center around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Araujo was recaptured around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Burnett was recaptured on Saturday evening.

After the escape, a video taken at a Citgo service station in Calera on U.S. Highway 31 shows Araujo and Burnett in a stolen white utility truck, and making a purchase inside the business just before 9 p.m. on Tuesday.

Video taken at a Citgo service station in Calera on U.S. Highway 31 shows Araujo and Burnett in a stolen white utility truck and making a purchase inside the business Tuesday night. (Source: ADOC)
Video taken at a Citgo service station in Calera on U.S. Highway 31 shows Araujo and Burnett in a stolen white utility truck and making a purchase inside the business Tuesday night. (Source: ADOC) ((Source: ADOC))

Araujo is serving a 15-year sentence for a 2016 first-degree theft of property conviction in Walker County. Burnett was sentenced to 18 months in July 2018 for third-degree burglary in Shelby County.

Araujo had a parole hearing date set for September 2019 and Burnett would have reached his end-of-sentence in December 2019.

Both men will now face charges for the escape and other offenses.

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