Escapee caught while selling cell phones without license


News Staff Writer

A Montgomery man who was wanted by state corrections officials for escape, was arrested Nov. 7 in Atmore after police received a complaint, he was selling cellular telephones in the city without a business license.
The complaint came in around noon that someone — later determined to be Lamar Vanhuse, 46 — was selling cell phones at Bragg Street Apartments without a business license.
A police sergeant, upon discovering that Vanhuse did not possess a business license, instructed the Montgomery man to gather his belongings and instructed him to obtain a City of Atmore business license in order to continue his activity legally.
The APD sergeant ran Vanhuse’s identification through state crime computers as a matter of protocol and discovered that the phone salesman was the subject of a warrant obtained by Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) officials for second-degree escape.
Vanhuse was processed into the Escambia County Detention Center, where he remained until November 14, when he was returned to ADOC custody.