ECSO

Work-release escapees recaptured
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer   Two inmates who escaped Friday, January 11, from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Work Release Barracks were back in jail before the weekend was over. According to a press release issued by Escambia County Sheriff Heath Jackson, the two — Christopher Ladale Pugh and Christopher Blake Moye, both 27 and residents of Brewton — discovered “a design flaw with the building” and were able…
Body ID’d as missing woman
News Staff Report According to published reports, Escambia County (Alabama) Sheriff’s Office investigators have received confirmation that a body found Sunday, December 9, along the banks of the Conecuh River is that of a Pollard woman who had been missing since November 24. WKRG-TV in Mobile and numerous other media outlets cited ECSO officials as the source for reports that forensic scientists at the state crime lab identified the remains…
Guns in church – ECSO offers training for houses of worship
A seemingly constant stream of multiple shootings in the nation’s churches has prompted the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office to offer training that will help local houses of worship become better prepared if such an incident were to occur here. “In view of all the shooting that has been going on in churches, concerts and other gatherings — it weighs heavy on a lot of people’s minds, especially the churches —…
Scam artists claim to be from sheriff’s office
Escambia County authorities have no choice but to get involved in the latest scam attempt being perpetrated across the county. The law enforcement involvement can’t be helped because the scam artists are pretending to be from the sheriff’s office. ECSO Chief Deputy Mike Lambert said Wednesday that the latest phone scam entails the caller telling the intended victim that sheriff’s office records show that he or she owes a fine…