Century inmate captured in Bratt, Fla.

Published 10:50 pm Wednesday, May 3, 2017

A Florida inmate was captured Bratt Wednesday afternoon after escaping from work release, according to reports.

The inmate, Richard L. Ethridge, 31, fled from the Escambia County “Camp 5” Road Camp on Bratt Road at Camp Road. NorthEscambia.com reports that he was captured about 5 miles away off of Toler Road in the edge of wooded area, about 1.5 miles south of Bratt Elementary.

A Florida Department of Corrections K-9 unit captured Ethridge, and he was taken into custody by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

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The Florida Department of Corrections, the Escambia County (FL) Sheriff’s Office, the Escambia County (AL) Sheriff’s Office, Florida State Troopers, the Escambia Road Prison K-9 teams and other law enforcement agencies participated in the manhunt, according to reports.

Ethridge was less than one year into a five-year, four-month sentence on multiple burglary and stolen property charges out of Marion County, Fla., according to reports.