ESCAPEE CAPTURED: Floyd taken into custody in Florida

Published 5:25 pm Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Department has apprehended an inmate who escaped from the detention center in Brewton Saturday, according to Chief Deputy Mike Lambert.


Cedric Floyd, who was awaiting trial for the murder of 43-year-old Roshell Jones in her home in Atmore in January of 2011, escaped from the jail Saturday morning and was captured in Pensacola, Fla. Sunday at approximately 4:20 p.m. on Palafox Street.

Lambert said Floyd was located through the combined efforts of the Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff’s Department, the Fountain Correctional Facility dog team, the Century dog team, the Escambia County (Fla.) Road Prison dog team and the Santa Rosa prison dog team.

Escambia County Sheriff Grover Smith said the details of both the escape and apprehension, of Floyd will be released soon but added the arrest was the result of “the art of policing.”