PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. – On Friday at approximately 10:52 a.m., deputies responded to the Pinellas Central Probation and Parole Office located at 5201 Ulmerton Road after a report of an escaped prisoner.
Detectives say the suspect, 21-year-old Daniel Sawyer, escaped the custody of a Florida Department of Corrections Probation Officer and an Allied Universal Services transport officer during a custody exchange.
Sawyer ran on foot toward Ulmerton Road with one handcuff still secured to his right hand.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit, Flight Unit, and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Bloodhound conducted an extensive search for several hours.
At 6:25 pm, deputies say Sawyer was located and in custody.