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Captured: Escaped Work Release Inmate in Panhandle

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The Florida Department of Corrections is reporting that Brandon W. Bingaman was captured this morning at 1:49 am.

Associated Press Release

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities in the Florida Panhandle are searching for an inmate who failed to show up to the Department of Correction's work release center.

Officials say 27-year-old Brandon Bingaman didn't return to the program Sunday.

The News Herald of Panama City reports Bingaman only had about 50 days left on a two-and-a-half year sentence for burglary, grand theft, trafficking in stolen property and possession of cocaine.

Bay County Sheriff's spokesman Tommy Ford says they were notified about 4:43 p.m. Sunday.

Ford says Bingaman was visiting his parents and left in their sea foam green Jaguar.

Inmates in the work release program are typically non-violent offenders with a small amount of time left on their sentences. Once they're captured, a felony escape charge with a maximum five-year sentence is tacked on.


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