Deputies capture escaped Escambia County inmate

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ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — UPDATE: Michael Anthony Perkins was captured near Big Lagoon Park at about 2 p.m.

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A burglary suspect has escaped from the Escambia County Jail.

Escambia County Sgt. Melony Peterson said Michael Anthony Perkins left the work release program at about 5 a.m. Saturday morning.

Deputies and K-9 crews are searching for him in the area of North L Street.

Perkins was booked into the jail on June 13 for charges of burglary, larceny and dealing in stolen property, according to the jail log. He was being held on a $35,000 bond.

This is a developing story. We will provide updates as they come in.

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