Escaped killer surrenders in Clanton

Published 10:00 am Wednesday, February 29, 2012

An escaped killer turned himself over to authorities Monday in Clanton.

Mario Streeter was serving an 18-year sentence for a murder in Elmore County he was convicted of in 1996. He escaped from the Mobile (Ala.) Community Work Center, where a routine inmate count at 6:35 a.m. Sunday determined Streeter was missing, said Brian Corbett, Alabama Department of Corrections Public Information Manager.

The work center is a minimum security facility to house inmates who are within three years of their scheduled release date, such as Streeter.

Streeter notified authorities of his whereabouts Monday and was picked up by members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force at Scottish Inn, off Seventh Street South in Clanton.

Corbett said he was unsure why Streeter was in Clanton and that authorities think Streeter was traveling with assistance from his wife.

No local police agencies assisted with Streeter’s apprehension.