MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) - The Mobile County Sheriff's Office said an escaped work release inmate was shot after he broke into his uncle's house.
Investigators said Danny Fox walked away from his job site on Wednesday, November 7.
After the escape, deputies said Fox broke into his ex-wife's home. Later in the night, Fox broke into his uncle's house.
According to the sheriff's office, the uncle fired a shot at Fox when he discovered him in his home. The uncle told deputies it was dark and he didn't realize it was his nephew.
After he was wounded, investigators said Fox ran from the scene and was later caught hiding in the backyard of another home. After he was treated for the gunshot wound to the hand, he was arrested and taken to Mobile County Metro Jail.
Fox is charged with escape for walking away from his work release site, second-degree burglary for breaking into his ex-wife's home, and first-degree burglary for breaking into his uncle's house. Deputies also charged Fox with violation of a protective order that was filed against him by his ex-wife.