U.S. Marshals have captured two of the three inmates who escaped from a rural Alabama jail, and the search for the other one continues.
Gemayel Culbert, who was in jail accused of murder, was captured today at a family member's house in Bellamy, Ala., said U.S. Marshal Sixto Boyer.
Justin Gordon was taken into custody in the parking lot of a movie theater in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Saturday night, about an hour and a half away from the jail from which he had escaped less than 24 hours earlier, said Boyer.
Marshals ambushed Gordon as he was getting into a vehicle.
"We were waiting for him," Boyer said.
Gordon escaped from the county jail in Butler, Ala., about 2 a.m. with his cellmates, Culbert and Demarcus Woodard, Choctaw County Sheriff Tom Abate said.
A jailer heard screaming and when he looked into their cell, one of the men appeared to be vomiting, the sheriff said.
"One of the inmates was vomiting profusely," he said. "They were saying he's sick, dying, puking."
After entering the cell, the jailer was attacked by the inmates and had his keys and cell phone stolen, Abate said. As the jailer was subdued, one of the men -- believed to be Gordon -- ran away.
The two other inmates then wrapped a towel around the jailer's face and sprayed it with Lysol, the sheriff said. The attack left the jailer unconscious and he was unable to alert authorities until he woke up and dialed 911.
Both Culbert, 32, and Woodard, 23, are accused of murder, while Gordon, 23, faces charges of burglary, arson and armed robbery. Culbert and Woodard are cousins, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.
"These individuals are extremely dangerous," said Abate. "If they are cornered, they will fight."
U.S. Marshals believe the trio split up shortly after leaving the jail. Surveillance video from a bank shows at least one of the men leaving in a waiting car, Boyer said.
The jailer was treated and released from a nearby hospital, according to Abate.