UPDATE: Robert Alan Peak was taken into custody overnight. A pursuit began in Blount County where authorities say Peak was in a stolen vehicle. The pursuit went from Blount County into Cullman County and ended on Highway 278 near Berlin.
A man convicted in the 2017 slayings of his parents is among two Cullman County Jail inmates still at large after four inmates, including one charged with murder, escaped from the facility Thursday night, the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office said.
Leo Santiago Chavez was convicted in March of the 2017 murders of his parents, Adalberta Chavez Ruiz and Ricardo Santiago Gonzales, at their home in Blount County.
Multiple law enforcement agencies, including U.S. Marshals, the Blount County Sheriff’s Office, Cullman Police Department and the Winston County Sheriff’s Office, are searching for Chavez and Robert Alan Peak, who was charged in November with first-degree theft of property and unlawful breaking and entering of a motor vehicle.