Police seek suspect; JDCC lifts lockdown

Published 9:15 am Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Brewton police were searching Wednesday morning for a suspect who allegedly fled after a report of property damage on Denard Street Tuesday night.

Police Chief Monte McGougin said the suspect, Benjamin Jackson, ran his car into a house on Williams Lane Tuesday night. He fled on foot from that scene and police searched for him until about midnight. Police said they do not believe the suspect is dangerous.

He was spotted around 8 a.m. in the Pea Ridge Road area. Dogs from Fountain Prison were aiding police in the search.

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The Jefferson Davis Community College campus in Brewton as lifted its lockdown on campus, which was put in place this morning.

“Please resume normal activity, but be aware of your personal safety when on or near the Brewton Campus,” the college’s Facebook page states.

Escambia Brewton Career Technical Center students were released from the facility at 10:30 a.m., according to Principal David Lanier. Students who attend classes at the Center for afternoon classes will not attend, he said.

“Safety of our students is our number one priority,” Lanier said. “Until the person is captured and our students are out of danger, we will not have classes.”

K9 units from Fountain Correctional Center were on the scene on Pea Ridge Road Wednesday morning searching for a suspect in a property damage incident.