WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — An escaped inmate from Tallahassee was captured in Walton County with the help of the Florida Fish and Wildlife.
According to the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, around 5 p.m. Wednesday, a Florida Fish and Wildlife officer was patrolling near Choctaw Beach when the officer spotted a vehicle matching the description of one driven by an escaped inmate out of Leon County. The FWC officer began to pursue the vehicle near the Choctaw Beach Community Center.
Walton County Sheriff’s Office was notified, and units arrived in the area as the vehicle crashed into the tree line near Boundary Line Road and Water Oak Street.
Both the escaped inmate, Eugene Derrick Carter, 28, and his passenger Tanya Dale, 37, fled on foot and were later captured near the 600 block of Juniper Avenue by WCSO and FWC.
The sheriff’s office says Carter escaped from the Tallahassee Community Release Center on September 1st while serving a four-year sentence for charges stemming out of Okaloosa County. He is charged with fleeing and eluding, escape, possession of methamphetamine, obstruction, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was given no bond and still incarcerated at the time of this release.
Dale is charged with fleeing and eluding, possession of methamphetamine, aiding a fugitive, and assault on a detention deputy. She received a $20,000 bond and is still incarcerated at the time of this release.