BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A repeat runaway convict who had been on the run for nearly a month has been caught in Birmingham.

News outlets report that 34-year-old Jerry Randolph Anthony was found and arrested Thursday morning. He had escaped from a Columbiana worksite on May 9.

Officers forced their way into an apartment and apprehended Anthony.

This isn't the first time Anthony has fled. reported that in 2013, Anthony escaped from a work center in Alabama and was caught a week later at his girlfriend's home in Massachusetts.

Anthony was sentenced in 2008 and is serving a 50-year sentence on an assault conviction. He now faces multiple charges, including escape.

Authorities charged 36-year-old Kim Saunders with hindering the apprehension of an escapee. She was with Anthony at the time of his arrest.

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