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Lake Deputies Search For Escaped Prisoner

Lake Deputies Search For Escaped Prisoner

Clermont, FL —


Lake County Deputies have responded to aid in the search for an escaped prisoner from the State Prison (Lake Correctional). Lake County Correctional is located on Highway 27 just north of Clermont and is adjacent to the Lakeridge Winery.

The Sheriffs department stated they have patrol units and K-9 teams responding to assist prison officials, area police departments and FHP in the search. Sheriffs units along with other area law enforcement are continuing to search for him. He is believed to have stolen a 2001 silver Toyota pickup with FL tag JHWC97. There is a possibility that there was a firearm in the vehicle when it was stolen however the owner was not sure.

Attached is a photo and more details about JOHN, ALINTON H provided by the State Department Of Corrections. This is a link to the DOC page with his pertinent information.

Photo and Description at Florida Department of Corrections

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Let’s hope they catch this man before anybody gets hurt. On a different note – how about we suspend the owner of the truck’s gun rights??? He doesn’t even know if his gun was in his vehicle??? If you are that irresponsible then you shouldn’t be allowed to own a gun!