Manhunt In Nokomis And Atmore For Escaped Prison Inmate

July 12, 2019

A manhunt was underway  Friday in Nokomis and Atmore for an inmate that escaped from a work release center in Alabama Wednesday night, but he eluded capture.

The US Marshals and officers from the Alabama Department of Corrections were being assisted by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Atmore Police Department and other agencies.

Travis Wyatt Dawson, 41, escaped from Loxley Work Release at about 9 p.m. Wednesday. Authorities believe he was in the area of Rockaway Creek Road and Miller Road Friday. The manhunt was later expanded along Rockaway Creek Road in Atmore.

A perimeter was established and K-9 units were called to the scene.¬† As of about 3 p.m., the original portion of Friday’s manhunt was called off. Authorities were still on the lookout for the escapee. By late afternoon, the manhunt had shifted to Highway 31 west of Atmore.

Dawson was sentenced to 20 years in 2013 on a possession of a controlled substance conviction in Escambia County, AL.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Alabama Department of Corrections at (800) 831-8825, the Escambia County (FL) Sheriff’s Office at (850) 436-9620 or 911.

Pictured top: Officers from the Alabama Department of Corrections speak to an Escambia County (FL) deputy and a citizen a roadblock on Miller Road in Florida midday Friday. Pictured below: An Escambia County (FL) Road Prison K-9 team searches near a Rockaway Creek Road bridge that spans the Alabama-Florida state line. Pictured bottom: An Escambia County (FL) deputy helps maintain a perimeter around a neighborhood along Rockaway Creek Road at Grubbs Street in Atmore Friday afternoon. photos, click to enlarge.


3 Responses to “Manhunt In Nokomis And Atmore For Escaped Prison Inmate”

  1. lone chief on July 13th, 2019 5:58 pm

    WOW, 20 years for possession? Rather harsh…dont know details. Folks serving that much time get work release? Probably just went to get a beer and get laid. He’ll show up. K9’s couldn’t find him?

  2. roger on July 13th, 2019 5:03 pm

    It’s a crying shame a person is sentenced to 20 years for possessing drugs. I think the 6 years he did serve is more than enough. There a lot of people on drugs. Most of them legal though.

  3. Jerry on July 13th, 2019 12:56 am

    I know him, he is a good guy actually just a shame he got caught up with drugs and let them take over his life.

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