Fugitive jail escapee Shane Vernon made his first court appearance in Elmore County, Ala., on Tuesday.

Vernon was arrested in Decatur, Ga., after he escaped from jail in Coosa County, Ala., on Nov. 19 and led state and federal authorities on a two-day manhunt.

Shortly after escaping jail, Vernon allegedly tied up an elderly couple in nearby Rockford, Ala., stealing their car and guns. The following day, police said Vernon tied up a family at gunpoint in the central Alabama town of Titus, where he stole cash and a van, and drove to another home about seven miles away in Wetumpka.

In Wetumpka, authorities said Vernon kidnapped a man from his home and stole his car, forcing him to drive into Georgia, finally abandoning both the car and his victim in Douglasville. Once Vernon reached metro Atlanta, he headed to DeKalb County, where he was finally taken into custody at about midnight on Nov. 22.

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In DeKalb County, Vernon faces four charges, including possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, open container and giving a false name.

In Coosa County, Sheriff Terry Wilson says there are six warrants against Vernon including second-degree escape, two counts of first-degree robbery, two counts of first-degree imprisonment and one count of first-degree theft of property.

In Tuesday's hearing, Judge Glen Goggans set a $6 million cash bond for the six felonies he faces in Elmore County: three counts of first-degree robbery, two counts of first-degree burglary and one count of first-degree kidnapping. Goggans said he would have revoked the bond if the law would have allowed it.

Additionally, Vernon is facing another three counts of unlawful imprisonment and one count of second-degree theft. His bond was set at $35,000 for those charges.

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