Section 13A-10-31

Escape in the first degree.

(a) A person commits the crime of escape in the first degree if:

(1) He employs physical force, a threat of physical force, a deadly weapon or a dangerous instrument in escaping or attempting to escape from custody; or

(2) Having been convicted of a felony, he escapes or attempts to escape from custody imposed pursuant to that conviction.

(b) Escape in the first degree is a Class B felony.

(Acts 1977, No. 607, p. 812, §4606; Acts 1979, No. 79-471, p. 862, §1; Acts 1980, No. 80-753, §2.)