Search Underway For Escaped State Prison Inmate

April 22, 2018

Authorities are searching for a state prison inmate that escaped Saturday night.

At 9:21 p.m., Christopher Darnell Powers escaped from the Pensacola Community Release Center on “L” Street. He is described at a black male with black hair and brown eyes that is 6- feet tall and weighs 180 pounds.

In 2011, Darnell was sentenced to 10 years in state prison on multiple burglary and grand theft charges.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 436-9620, the Florida Department of Corrections at (850) 922-6867 or 911.

Pictured: Two undated photos for Christopher Darnell Powers.


8 Responses to “Search Underway For Escaped State Prison Inmate”

  1. Mary C on April 26th, 2018 11:25 am

    What Was He thinking About, Life Is Always Better On The Out Side, You’ve Come So Far, Now To Start All Over Again, Smh, What Is It..? U Love Someone On The Inside More Than Coming Home To Ur Family..? ijs Stupidest Move Of The Year…

  2. Rolling D on April 24th, 2018 9:54 am

    Something really personal had to set him off to risk his return too society what ever it is is action showed that I really hope that for him it was worth it going back to prison

  3. Howie on April 22nd, 2018 10:24 am

    Former sentence – 10 years and now add more to that for escape. Make your way to Cantonment – Powers. Since we have our own crime community and our own justice system to take care of you. Then we will turn you over to authorities. Have your family make funeral arrangements soon.

  4. tg on April 22nd, 2018 9:50 am

    Just look for the music note on the adams apple.

  5. Jules on April 22nd, 2018 9:24 am

    He is scheduled to be released in September of this year. So sounds like and another inmate that doesn’t want to go home. The community release program helps inmates that are close to being released that has qualified for this program. The inmates live at the center and work a outside job. The inmatesare paid. Some money goes to them and some money goes into an account to help them when they get out. It is a great way to change the repeat cycle. But unfortunately, it doesn’t always work.

  6. Sam on April 22nd, 2018 8:14 am

    Escaped? More like, walked out the door.

  7. Stormi76 on April 22nd, 2018 8:07 am

    Soletme get this straight…
    He’s done almost a DECADE in prison, and waits until he’s at the door to do something this stupid?

  8. Big red on April 22nd, 2018 7:59 am

    Well I guess when he gets caught, he will start back at square one with an escape charge. Serving 7 years already with 3 to go serving in a work release center wasn’t good enough. Just a matter of time when he gets caught he will be back to prison hopefully. He just pressed his reset button.

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