(Update) Escaped inmate who stole ambulance from UAB, vehicle from Cullman recaptured

Photo from Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Facebook page

PHOENIX, AZ – The manhunt for a Jefferson County Inmate ended on Tuesday after being captured by U.S. Marshal’s in Phoenix, Arizona.   Phillip Shane Bradford, the Jefferson County inmate who escaped UAB Medicine in a stolen ambulance on June 22, was located six days later.

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, 45-year-old Phillip Shane Bradford overpowered the deputy upon arrival at UAB and fled from the hospital in an unoccupied ambulance around 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

Cullman Police Department Assistant Police Chief David Nassetta said the stolen ambulance was located later in the Tarant area and Bradford has been on the run since. 

“He was spotted stealing a vehicle in Cullman Thursday morning around 8:00 a.m. at the South Walmart location on Olive Street,” Nassetta said. “The vehicle was a 2004 silver GMC Envoy and the owner said he wouldn’t make it far because the vehicle wasn’t in great shape.” 

Bradford has been charged with first-degree robbery, obstruction of governmental operations, possession of drug paraphernalia, attempting to elude, third-degree escape, a failure to appear charge and nine probation violations.

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