Tri-City Ledger -

By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Father jailed for aiding escape

Robert Pugh arrested for providing cell phone and jacket to his son following son's escape


January 24, 2019

The father of one of the two men who escaped from the Escambia County (Ala.) Detention Center's work release barracks on Jan. 11 was arrested Friday on a felony count of hindering prosecution I and Sheriff Heath Jackson said his office is continuing its investigation to determine if other individuals aided the escapees.

Robert Ladale Pugh, 57, 1066 McGougin Road, Brewton, was jailed on $10,000 bond for rendering aid to his son, Christopher Ladale Pugh, 27, 1066 McGougin Road.

According to the arrest warrant filed by the sheriff's office, Robert Pugh is accused of providing his son with a ce...

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