***UPDATE: As of 6:25 p.m. on October 28, 2022, Daniel Sawyer was located and is in custody***
End of Update
Original News Release:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
Investigative Operations Bureau
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
Florida Department of Corrections
Daniel Lee Sawyer (Suspect)
Address: 750 Newton Avenue, St. Petersburg
Charges: Escape, Warrant for Violation of Probation
PINELLAS COUNTY - On October 28, 2022 at approximately 10:52 a.m., deputies responded to the Pinellas Central Probation and Parole Office located at 5201 Ulmerton Road after a report of an escaped prisoner.
Detectives say the suspect, 21-year-old Daniel Sawyer, escaped the custody of a Florida Department of Corrections Probation Officer and an Allied Universal Services transport officer during a custody exchange. Sawyer ran on foot toward Ulmerton Road with one handcuff still secured to his right hand.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit, Flight Unit and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Bloodhound conducted an extensive search for several hours. Sawyer is approximately 5’8, 150 pounds and was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, black shorts and black and gold sneakers. He has the name “Latendra” tattooed on his left forearm.
Sawyer has active charges of Escape and a warrant for Violation of Probation.
If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Sawyer, please contact law enforcement immediately.
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