Investigation Launched Into How Murder Suspect Escaped From Jail

October 31, 2012

An investigation has been launched into exactly how a murder suspect and convicted sex offender was able to escape from jail Saturday.

Cedric Jerome Floyd escaped from the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton, Ala., about 10:15 Saturday morning. He was arrested about 4:20 p.m. Sunday as he was walking near Pace Boulevard and Clarinda Lane, just south of the Pace-Palafox split, in Pensacola and transported to the Escambia County (Fla.) Jail.

Floyd is back in Alabama today, but he won’t get another chance to escape from the Brewton jail. This time, Floyd is being held in the Baldwin County Jail in Bay Minette, Ala., as he awaits trial.

Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff Grover Smith has launched an internal investigation into the escape to determine exactly how Floyd gained freedom, Chief Deputy Mike Lambert confirmed Tuesday. Criminal charges are possible if the investigation determines that a member of the jail staff assisted with the escape.

Trustees have escaped before in Escambia County, Ala., but Floyd was the first felon to escape without access to the outside world.

Floyd was awaiting trial for the January 2, 2012, murder of Tina Roshell Jones, 43, inside her 5th Avenue residence in Atmore. Floyd is also a registered sex offender, convicted in 2003 in Escambia County, Ala., of first degree rape and first degree attempted sodomy on a 14-year old female.

Comments

4 Responses to “Investigation Launched Into How Murder Suspect Escaped From Jail”

  1. lisa on November 2nd, 2012 9:59 pm

    He didn’t excape he just walked out the front door, This man is only to be out of his cell for 1 hour a day and when he’s out,he is to wear ankle chains and hand cuffs. Everyone needs to be fired that was working around this area that day. This is so upsetting to me knowing he just walked out and moments later he ran near my home with my children outside playing and the law flying up and down the street trying to find him. Then with a air plane flying over with dogs tracking my kids couldn’t sleep in there own rooms nor my senior mom until they knew this man was caught. I’m so upset with Brewton I feel they put my kids as well as others in harm.

  2. FATHEROF7 on November 2nd, 2012 1:40 pm

    I THINK THAT SOMEBODY HAD TO LET HIM OUT OF THE CELL SPECIALLY WHEN HE IS ON MASSIVE LOCKDOWN THINK PEOPLE I WILL REPLAY THAT VIDEO OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND IF I CAN’T FIND NO EVIDENCE I GO TO LAST WEEK VIDEO AND WATCH IT AN 5 OUT OF 10 YOU WILL GET A LITTLE BIT OF EVIDENCE.

  3. ImagineThat on November 1st, 2012 9:17 am

    Imagine that…a former prisoner taking shots at a CO

  4. Mommyoftwo on November 1st, 2012 6:21 am

    I would love to know how he escaped especially being a murderer. Ive been in county jail and unless ur a trustee I would think it would be very hard to escape from there, but I would like to think that the detention center wasnt dumb enough to make a murderer a trustee! Im sure he had some crooked CO helping him out!





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