Mike Hert caught

        Martin County authorities reported Thursday that they captured James “Mike” Hert on Wednesday.

        Hert was being sought after he escaped Community Corrections last week.  After investigating a home monitor tamper alarm, Martin County officers found Hert’s ankle bracelet in his yard in Shoals and Hert gone.   A call was put out to the public to help find him.

        Multiple tips were investigated and Wednesday one of the tips lead authorities to a wooded area north of Shoals.  He was found to be in possession of what was believed to be meth. 

        He’s charged with Level 6 Felony Escape and meth charges.