Dog team nabs duo

Published 10:11 pm Friday, August 9, 2013

A Nokomis woman who fled arrest from deputies on Thursday was quickly captured, thanks to the help of two local canine units.

According to officials with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department, Jamie Swain, 33, was taken into custody Thursday afternoon after deputies arrived at her residence to serve five warrants, including four for felony forgery and one for felony escape in the third degree.



Escambia County Deputy Justin Hetrick said canine units from the Alabama Department of Corrections and the Century (Fla.) Correctional Facility, along with Atmore Police Department officers, assisted in Swain’s capture.

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Hetrick said Swain was recently released from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department on a medical pass, but failed to return on her appointed date.

Hetrick noted that 41-year-old David Craig was also taken into custody, along with Swain. Craig also fled the scene on foot and was captured by officials with the canine units.

According to Hetrick, Craig was not charged with a crime following the incident Thursday, but an Escambia County grand jury is scheduled to hear prior charges against him.

As of press time Friday, Swain remained in the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton, awaiting a bond hearing.