Prisoner Skips Out After Funeral

In Decatur — they let a prisoner out of jail to attend a funeral — but he didn’t come back. Morgan County Sheriff’s Department says 50-year-old Wendell Dewayne Thompson was released to family on Saturday after the court agreed to let him serve as a pallbearer. Thompson was locked up for violating conditions placed on him by the drug court. Now, he’ll be charged with escape. He was last seen at the Sharpley Funeral Home in Decatur.