Inmate escapes prison ranch

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 2, 2007

An inmate of the Alabama Correctional Facility is on the loose after he escaped from the State Cattle Ranch in Greensboro Sunday.

A Feb. 22 report from the Hale County Sheriff’s Department stated that Gabriel Adam Hancock was reported missing after officers completed a routine head count Monday.

Hale County Sheriff Larry Johnson said Hancock, a 29-year-old white male, used a county truck to aid in his Sunday escape from the Ranch.

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“We had a county vehicle up there being painted and when he left, the vehicle left too,” Johnson said. “So it is our conclusion that he took the truck.”

Although some contents from the back of the truck were missing, Johnson said the vehicle was found yesterday in Texas.

Hancock was sentenced to 45 years after being charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree assault, and first-degree theft in Russell County. He was eligible for parole Nov. 16, 2013, but will be faced with more charges if captured.

When he was last seen the 6-foot-1-inch-tall male had blue eyes, blonde hair and weighed approximately 165 pounds.

If you have any information leading to the immediate capture of Hancock, call 911 or your local police department. If you know of a possible location, call the Alabama Department of Corrections Investigations and Intelligence at (334) 353-8912, or the St. Clair Investigations&Intelligence Division at (205) 467-2820