Tri-City Ledger -

By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Inmate steals truck, caught

Adams flees work detail on 113


March 14, 2019

A Brewton man being held in the Escambia County Detention Center who stole a correctional officer's pickup truck while working on a trash clean-up detail Tuesday was captured Wednesday morning in Pollard and transported back to jail.

Herbert Randal Adams, 28, 5917 Sardine Road, was found inside a residence at 1430 Selma St., about 11 a.m. Wednesday, according to Escambia County Sheriff Heath Jackson.

Jackson said Adams was being held in jail on two failure to appear and violation of probation charges for previous charges of receiving stolen property IV, three counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana II and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Sheriff Jackson said Adams was with an inmate work detail picking up trash Tuesday on Highway 113 about 2 or 3 p.m. when he stole the pickup truck. Jackson said the correctional officer had left the keys in the vehicle.

He said another correctional officer in a larger pickup truck attempted to chase Adams but was unsuccessful.

Jackson said Adams headed back toward Flomaton. The abandoned Escambia County Sheriff's Office vehicle was located abandoned about 3:30 or 4 p.m. off of Nelsontown Road in Santa Rosa County between Century and Jay.

Jackson said officers received a tip that Adams was at the Pollard residence Wednesday and he was taken into custody without incident.

Jackson said Adams is now facing felony escape charges in addition to stealing the truck.


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