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Darrell Bruce Reeves, 42

Officials: Escaped Morgan inmate apparently caused his own death

By Emma Daniel

For the Enquirer

The body of a Morgan County Jail inmate considered an escapee from a job site was found Nov. 21 in Falkville, and he apparently caused his own death, officials said.

Darrell Bruce Reeves, 42, was pronounced dead by Morgan County Coroner Jeff Chunn. A train operator called Morgan 911 to report seeing a body near the train tracks in the vicinity of Culver Road in Falkville, off U.S. 31, said Jeanie Pharis, Morgan 911 director.

The death did not appear to involve a train, officials said.

Reeves, who had been a trusty for the town of Falkville, left a job site Friday on an all-terrain utility vehicle without authorization, officials said.

He was originally jailed for a probation revocation warrant for drug charges, according to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.

The death remains under investigation.