Female inmate accused of stealing animal control vehicle, hitting shelter employee

Northwest Florida

Editor’s Note: This article has been corrected to remove a reference to the suspect as a federal inmate.

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Florida, (WKRG) — A female inmate is back in custody after investigators say she stole an animal control vehicle and led law enforcement on a chase.

Candace Lane Garcia was on work release when she allegedly stole a vehicle at the Escambia County Animal Shelter on Fairfield Drive. An employee of the shelter was struck by the vehicle.

Candace Lane Garcia

Investigators say Garcia led police and deputies on a chase that ended in a crash with four other vehicles at the intersection Brent Lane and Davis Highway, where Garcia was taken back into custody.

One person was injured in the crash. There also was a dog in the stolen vehicle which is said to be okay.

Garcia was originally in custody on charges of fraud and resisting an officer.

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