County jail escapees nabbed in Pensacola
Published 8:08 am Sunday, August 27, 2000
By By SHERRY DIGMON
Advance Staff Writer
Tiger Woods and Bob May were not the only pairing that had a dramatic weekend on the golf course.
Gary L. Moye, 37, and Jason Redmon, 18, escaped from the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton Friday night and were captured by Escambia County (Fla.) law enforcement officials on a Pensacola, Fla. golf course early Saturday morning.
Local law enforcement officials contacted the Pensacola Police Department and Escambia County (Fla.) Sheriff's Department at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Saturday and notified them that the two inmates had escaped and were headed toward Pensacola.
Moye and Redmon escaped through a fire exit in Unit 3 of the jail, Escambia County Sheriff Tim Hawsey said.
Hawsey said the two men sustained injuries during the escape when they went over the fence that surrounds the jail's perimeter.
The inmates then fled the scene and are thought to have followed Murder Creek to the railroad into the Pollard Community where they were picked up by someone in a vehicle and driven to Century, Fla., Hawsey said.
Once in Century, the men allegedly stole a truck and drove to Pensacola.
According to published reports, the men were severely injured and two residents in the Avondale subdivision saw them.
Deputies and police officers used a helicopter and K-9 units to track the men to the Osceola Golf Course where they were arrested without incident at approximately 7:30 a.m.
They were taken to West Florida Regional Medical Center where they were treated for their injuries and then transported to the Escambia County (Fla.) jail.
Moye was in jail on charges of theft of property, first degree and was being held for Escambia County (Fla.) officials, Hawsey said.
Redmon was in jail on charges stemming from three counts of theft of property, first degree and five counts of breaking and entering a vehicle, according to Hawsey.
Moye is expected to be held in Florida for charges pending there and then sent back to Brewton to serve time on other charges, Hawsey said.
Redmon is expected to be transported back to Brewton later this week, Hawsey added.