Escaped Inmate Surveilance Video, Police Continue Active Search


By Catalina Trivino

It's now been more than 48 hours since police say Zachery Obrien Chambers escaped from the Andalusia Police department as what's called a "trustee inmate," inmates given freedom to work in public areas. Take a look at this exclusive video that shows just how police say Chambers got away.

Investigators with the Andalusia police department are keeping a watchful eye and they also need your help looking for 22-year-old Zachery Obrien Chambers, a Covington County inmate who they say escaped from the Andalusia Police Department.

This is video you'll only see on Alabama News Network --  police say you see Chambers picking up trash outside the police department. That's when you see a black Ford Taurus pass by across the street. Moments later, police say the driver picked him up around the corner.

"We've heard several things that may be the motive behind it, but at this time it's just speculation. But he has a warrant [that] now exists for him for Escape 3rd degree, which is a Class C felony," Said Andalusia Police Chief, Wilbur Williams.

Williams says the driver of the Ford Taurus, 23-year-old Topeka Bryant, has been arrested and charged with Permitting or Facilitating Escape for Chambers. He says officers are now actively searching the area.

"We checked numerous residents where we thought he might be we checked his relatives, his friends, his associates," Said Williams.

He says he's believed to be in the south Alabama area. They've also notified agencies in North Carolina, where he has family.

Police say he'd only been a trustee at the police department for less than a week when he escaped. The Sheriff Office has now discontinued trustee services throughout the county. There's no word on whether that will be a permanent change.

Police describe chambers wearing a Kansas City Chiefs baseball cap. They say he's 5'3" and about 120 lbs. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Andalusia Police Department at 222-1155.


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