UPDATE: Authorities Capture Escaped Murder Suspect

By: News
By: News

UPDATE 11:00 A.M:

Reports confirm David Challender has now been caught.

Officials say Holmes County Deputies was found in a trailer at the Holmes County Recycling Center around 9am.

The Bay County Sheriff's Office, Holmes County Sheriff's Office, US Marshals, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Dale County Sheriff's Office, Florida Department of Corrections, Florida Highway Patrol, and Washington County Sheriff's Office all assisted in the recapture.

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At approximately 12:40am, 2 inmates, Jeffery Morrill and David Challender, escaped from custody at the Holmes County Jail.

Morrill was recently sentenced to 30 years in the Florida Department of Corrections.

Challender was being housed for Bay County Sheriff's Office while awaiting trial for murder, home theft and a state fugitive from Gwinnett County, Georgia.

Morrill was captured a short time later.

Challender is still at large and is to be considered dangerous.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of David Challender should contact the Holmes County Sheriff's Office at 850-547-4421 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-689-8477


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