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Convict captured

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Work crew inmate escaped in Chiefland

UPDATE From Levy County Sheriff's Office:

Escaped Department of Corrections Inmate Frederick Pinckney was captured at approximately 0300 hours by the Department of Corrections K-9 team, LCSO and Chiefland Police Department. An alert citizen called 911 and reported seeing a suspicious person run into a wooded area in southeast Chiefland. The K-9 tracked Pinckney to a residence located at 107 SE 4 Ave and took him into custody. Pinckney was transported to the Levy County Jail and charged with escape.

EARLIER STORY: 

Levy County aw enforcement is looking for escaped convict Frederick W. Pickney, who fled from the Florida Department of Transportation facility on U.S. 27 A at 4:45 p.m. today.

Pickney, who was assigned to a work squad that had stopped at the DOT building to refuel their vehicle before returning to the Cross City Department of Corrections, is described as a white male who stands 5 foot 8 inches and weighs about 200 pounds. He has short brown hair and hazel eyes.

Pinckney was last seen wearing the DOC blue jump suit with at white stripe on the leg, according to the Levy County Sheriff's Office.

The public is being warned not to try to apprehend Pickney. Citizens seeing Pickney should call 911. The sheriff's office is also asking that area residents lock all entrances to their homes and vehicles until Pickney is caught.