Two Escaped Alabama Inmates Are Back Behind Bars

January 14, 2019

Two inmates that escaped from work release in Brewton are now both back behind bars.

Christopher Ladale Pugh (pictured left), 27, was arrested as he walked along I-65 on Sunday, according to Sheriff Heath Jackson. Christopher Blake Moye (pictured right), 27, was tracked by K-9 teams to Wawbeek where he was taken into custody on Saturday.

Both escaped from the barracks at the Escambia County (AL) Sheriff’s Office in Brewon on Friday.

Moye’s arrest came after deputies responded to an attempted burglary in on Whites Lane along the Alabama-Florida state line in the Wawbeek community on Saturday. Nearly seven hours later, a K-9 tracking team took him into custody.

On Sunday, Pugh was spotted along I-65 wearing only boxer shorts. Pugh told the officer “please take me back to jail,” according to Jackson.

Pugh was jailed for violation of probation, receiving stolen property and burglary. Moye was jailed on charges of violation of probation and theft of property. Both are expected to face additional charges for the escape.

The Escambia County (AL) Sheriff’s Office, Escambia County (FL) Sheriff’s Office, Atmore Police Department, Flomaton Police Department, Brewton Police Department, Alabama Department of Corrections K-9 teams, Escambia County (FL) Road Prison K-9 teams, Century Correctional Institution K-9 teams, and the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Task Force all participated in the hunt for the escapees.

Pictured: About 5:30 p.m. Friday, the manhunt was centered around railroad tracks at Old Fannnie Road and Welka Road, east of Flomaton and about a half mile north of Alabama-Florida state line. photos, click to enlarge.


3 Responses to “Two Escaped Alabama Inmates Are Back Behind Bars”

  1. Powell on January 14th, 2019 2:03 pm

    Thank you for getting these guys back behind bars. Husband and I called 911 when we saw this guy step out of the woods on I-65, and we are glad to know we weren’t just imagining it.

  2. Trocarman on January 14th, 2019 8:47 am

    Thank you to Escambia County Alabama and Escambia County Florida Sheriff’s Offices for the excellent work in capturing these two thugs.

  3. Duke of Wawbeek on January 14th, 2019 6:37 am

    The most excitement in Wawbeek, in recent memory.

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