Law Agencies, Wakulla County Sheriff's Office Continue Search For Escaped Inmates

Nov 17, 2017

Law enforcement agencies in the Florida Panhandle are helping Wakulla County Sheriff’s deputies as they continue to search for three inmates who escaped around midnight this morning. 

Investigators believe the three male inmates—one black and two white—were able to escape through the Law Library ceiling in the Wakulla County jail.

43-year-old Joel Cooper, 44-year-old Donald Cotterman, and 25-year-old Casey Brandon were in jail for burglary among other charges. Cotterman is also a registered sex offender.

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s office has sent out an alert to residents to be careful.                                             

“Exercise increased caution and remain alert. If you see these inmates, do not approach, and call the Wakulla County Sheriff’s office immediately.”

Anyone with information should call the sheriff’s office at 850-926-0800 or 850-745-7100. Wakulla County Schools are also closed.  

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