Manhunt In Bratt — Alabama Escapee Captured

June 14, 2018

An Alabama escapee was captured Thursday afternoon following manhunt in Bratt.

Christopher Hosford has warrants for his arrest from Escambia County, AL, that include escape first degree from a community corrections program, according to Chief Deputy Mike Lambert of the Escambia County (AL) Sheriff’s Office.

The Escambia County (FL) Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on West Highway 4 near Still Road Wednesday afternoon when a man identified has Hosford ran from the vehicle, according to the Public Information Office Amber Southard. He was located hiding in a corn field on Dortch Road by deputies, a K-9 team from the Escambia County (FL) Road Prison and an aircraft from Escambia County, AL.

Hosford was taken into custody and transported to the Escambia County Jail in Pensacola. He was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid license and resisting an officer. He faces extradition  back to Alabama.

A female in the car, 29-year old Stephanie Elaine Lowery, was charged with resisting an officer and remained in jail early Friday morning with bond set at $1,000. photo, click to enlarge.


4 Responses to “Manhunt In Bratt — Alabama Escapee Captured”

  1. William on June 15th, 2018 11:18 am

    >> you can go to jail naked?!?

    He is not naked. You can see he is wearing shorts in the second picture under the article. The position of the deputy’s hand as he is closing the door might give a strange appearance to the top photo.

  2. PIGGY on June 15th, 2018 11:09 am


  3. Flummoxed on June 15th, 2018 8:26 am

    You can go to jail or you can go to jail tired. That was a favorite saying of my favorite cop. And seems like in this particular case you can go to jail naked?!? What’s up with that? Can you imagine hiding out in a corn field naked? Ouch. Those blades will slice you to bits, and let’s not even think about the fire ants. Looks like he’d have been happy to get in the patrol car, but he doesn’t look real happy.

    Good going, boys and girls in blue, khaki, green and brown. It is great to see the way the various LEO’s work together in this area.

  4. Pete on June 15th, 2018 12:50 am

    Way to go again guys!! Nothing like seeing different agencies working together leaning on each others strengths to catch a suspect. Three fleeing bad guys behind bars in two days. The ECSO (Fl), ECSO (Al), Escambia County (Fl) Road Prison K-9, Century C.I. K-9, Santa Rosa C.I. K-9, & Fountain Correctional (Al) K-9 make up a force to be reckoned with. These K-9 teams work together like a swiss watch, its amazing, dedication like nothing I’ve ever seen. One thing is for certain, if you are a bad guy anywhere around here, you can run if you want to, you are just going to go to jail TIRED. Thank each and everyone of you for your service and please Be Safe!!

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