A man who escaped from the Madison County Detention Center is back behind bars.
Roger Million turned himself in Friday, but not before explaining why he went on the run.
Million was on the run for a week when the Madison County Jailer got a phone call from a local attorney.
The jailer said Million was at the attorney’s office, with his grandparents, ready to apologize for breaking out.
“He said, ‘I’m sorry for what I’ve done, what I’ve done to you. I’m sorry about that’,” Madison County Jailer Doug Thomas said.
Thomas said he escaped May 23 after lifting up a part of the fence on the jail property.
Million was originally in jail serving time for manufacturing methamphetamine.
“I asked him why and he said he wanted to get out to go see his sister’s grave,” Thomas said. “It may be a true story, but still, you’re not supposed to escape.”
His sister, Lasha Noe died in a house fire four years ago Friday.
Apparently, Million escaped so he could commemorate the anniversary of her death.
What Thomas didn’t know until later was that Million talked to a nurse at the jail, hinting at his reason for escape just before he went on the run.
Thomas said regardless of his reason for the escape, he’s now facing felony charges for it and could spend an additional five years in jail.
He has been charged with escape second degree and criminal mischief third degree.