Sex trafficker serving life sentence captured after 3 days on the run from Alabama prison

PHOTO: Police are searching for convicted sex trafficker Corey Davis, 30, who escaped from St. Clair Correctional Facility in Alabama on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2018.PlayAlabama Department of Corrections
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Authorities finally caught up with a convicted sex trafficker who escaped from an Alabama prison this week after he spent over three days on the run.

Corey Davis, who was serving a life sentence, was captured at about 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections. He was taken into custody in Kentucky by U.S. Marshals. No further information was provided about his recapture.

Davis, 30, fled from the St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville, Alabama, on Wednesday, sparking a statewide search.

Officers reported him missing from his cell after a security check around 8 p.m., the department said.

PHOTO: Police are searching for convicted sex trafficker Corey Davis, 30, who escaped from St. Clair Correctional Facility in Alabama on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2018.Alabama Department of Corrections
Police are searching for convicted sex trafficker Corey Davis, 30, who escaped from St. Clair Correctional Facility in Alabama on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2018.

Davis was assigned to a work detail inside the prison, and other inmates and staff said they saw him earlier in the day. The department is investigating how he managed to break out.

"Agents from the ADOC Investigations and Intelligence Division are at the prison investigating the circumstances that led to the escape," the department said in a statement. "The details of how Davis escaped are pending."

Davis, sentenced to life in 2017 after he was convicted of human trafficking, is considered dangerous and should not be approached, according to the statement.

PHOTO: Police are searching for convicted sex trafficker Corey Davis, 30, who escaped from St. Clair Correctional Facility in Alabama on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2018.WAAY
Police are searching for convicted sex trafficker Corey Davis, 30, who escaped from St. Clair Correctional Facility in Alabama on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2018.

Officials with the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force are aiding in the search.

"The public should not approach Davis but should contact their local law enforcement or the Alabama Department of Corrections at 1-800-831-8825 with information that could lead to his recapture," the statement said.

Davis had served time in the past on multiple charges, including theft, arson, burglary and breaking and entering a vehicle, according to the Associated Press. State officials sought a life sentence under Alabama's habitual offender law.

ABC News' Will Gretsky contributed to this report.

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