Escambia Deputies Find Wanted Man Hiding Inside Clothes Dryer

May 18, 2024

Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a 31-year-old man Friday after finding him hidden inside a clothes dryer.

David Jerome Jackson had been wanted since March for charges of shooting into a dwelling, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, damage to property, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Friday, deputies received a tip that Jackson was inside a home off Edgewater Drive. With the assistance of our warrants unit, deputies entered the home and began to search for Jackson.

“After an extensive search, deputies proceeded to the laundry room, where they finally discovered Jackson, folded, not so neatly inside a remarkably small dryer drum. The look on his face, a combination of guilt, embarrassment, and warm hosiery,” ECSO said. “He was pulled from the dryer one limb at a time, as he clung to his tumble-ready hideout. Outside the dryer, deputies removed three dryer sheets, two mismatched socks, and a crumpled-up tissue from his surprisingly wrinkled Star Wars shirt.”

Jackson was booked into the Escambia County Jail with bond at $120,000.

Photos courtesy ECSO for, click to enlarge.


10 Responses to “Escambia Deputies Find Wanted Man Hiding Inside Clothes Dryer”

  1. Jerry Litynski on May 19th, 2024 5:18 pm

    Possibly the guy was accustomed to larger (in Laundromats) size dryers?

  2. Scott Vancaster on May 19th, 2024 2:01 pm

    I hope this one makes it to a body cam you-tube video!

  3. David Huie Green on May 18th, 2024 11:00 pm

    I guess The Force was not with him.

  4. EMD on May 18th, 2024 7:31 pm

    I could never be a deputy. If I came upon something ike this, I would surely snort. That would be very unprofessional. lol

  5. Caveman32565 on May 18th, 2024 2:56 pm

    If I would have seen this , I would have push the start buttons

  6. BGH2 on May 18th, 2024 2:05 pm

    Good job ECSO…I reckon his “clean get away” didn’t go as planned…

  7. JTV on May 18th, 2024 12:15 pm

    ECSO is not Snuggle soft on crime. Let’s hope the DA and judge isn’t in delicate mode.

  8. anne 1 of 2 on May 18th, 2024 9:06 am

    Amazed he could fit in a dryer. The window was the problem for him.

  9. Bewildered on May 18th, 2024 8:58 am

    the deputies could use a laugh. Looks like his „ hair crown“ got mashed down in the middle – this time no fault can be attributed to someone else. Hilarious …

  10. Jksmith on May 18th, 2024 8:34 am

    I have to say that this well written article made my day! . Crime is nothing to laugh at but this story bought a chuckle to me.