Work Release Inmate Steals Law Enforcement Vehicle And Escapes; Truck Found Near Jay

March 12, 2019


A manhunt is underway for an escaped work release inmate that stole a sheriff’s office vehicle today near Flomaton.

Herbert Randal Adams, 28, took an Escambia County (AL) Sheriff’s Office pickup truck from a work site on Highway 113 north of Flomaton, according to Sheriff Heath Jackson. He was last seen headed south on Highway 113 toward Flomaton.

The pickup was described as a blue Ford F150 with a sheriff’s star logo on both doors. Officers gave chase in a second vehicle that was on the work release site, but they were unable to catch up with Adams. The truck was later located on Morristown Road in Jay, but Adams was not around the vehicle.

Adams was  jailed on a drug charges. Law enforcement agencies from Alabama and Florida were involved in the manhunt.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Escambia County (AL) Sheriff’s Office at  (251) 809-0741 or 911.


11 Responses to “Work Release Inmate Steals Law Enforcement Vehicle And Escapes; Truck Found Near Jay”

  1. Solution on March 13th, 2019 12:58 am

    Bring back the chain gang

  2. Tom on March 12th, 2019 9:43 pm

    From this and the water tower deal, It sounds like it would help him and the public if he were committed to a mental institution.

  3. Charlie on March 12th, 2019 9:24 pm

    So who left the keys in it, & left it unlocked?

  4. Just saying on March 12th, 2019 7:04 pm

    Anyone look up in the water tower?

  5. Citizen on March 12th, 2019 6:43 pm

    Has anyone checked the water towers?

  6. Lindsey Bagwell on March 12th, 2019 6:24 pm

    Hope he gets life sentence his took so much time away from some good people…its his time to go up state with the REAL BIG BOYS

  7. Stanley Beech on March 12th, 2019 6:10 pm

    Know how to stop crimes like this from happening? Bring back the Chain Gang. Make them bust rock 12 hours a day, 7 days a week, I guarantee you wouldn’t have to house them but 6 months, plus they would be too tired to eat or fight .

  8. Lindsey Bagwell on March 12th, 2019 5:18 pm

    Lol why they mad now….aint he one of the officers?

  9. Florida girl on March 12th, 2019 4:51 pm

    Guard your water towers he likes to climb them!!!

  10. Anne on March 12th, 2019 4:27 pm

    “Lock it UP, Keep it Yours”
    Wonder how this happened?
    Used to be that Mr. HR Adams would have a long way around slow ride trip back to the hoosegow.

  11. chris on March 12th, 2019 4:20 pm

    Wouldn’t want to be him when they finally catch up with him.

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