Regional
9:39 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Inmate Captured In Macon County

After a four-hour manhunt, authorities have recaptured an inmate who escaped from jail in Decatur just as he was to begin serving a prison sentence for aggravated battery.  
Schuyler McCoy escaped from the Macon County Jail at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday by identifying himself to correctional officers as a different inmate who was in the process of being released on bond.  
Macon County Sheriff Tom Schneider says a search began as soon as officers realized the error. U.S. Marshalls took part.  
The (Decatur) Herald & Review reports (http://bit.ly/19enB5l ) that the 25-year-old had been in jail for about two months on charges of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm.  
He was sentenced to three years in prison as part of a plea deal.  
New escape charges are expected to be filed.