The Fugitive Warrants Unit of the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office tracked down a Kentucky man who had escaped from jail in Simpson County Kentucky.
He had last been seen August 5th while on a work release program.
The investigators, assisting the US Marshals Service, learned that 35-year old Harlan Edward McIntosh may be hiding out in the Destin area.
On the night of August 15th, they found a stolen white Buick Rainier Harlan was believed to be driving parked at the beach access near the southwest front of the Destin Bridge.
They located McIntosh sleeping on the beach and took him into custody as a fugitive from justice based on a warrant from Kentucky State Police for escape.
McIntosh had the keys to the stolen car on him. The OCSO investigators found stolen items from Bay County Florida and Birmingham Alabama in the car.
Meantime, the county van that Kentucky State Police believe McIntosh made off with in his initial getaway was located in Bay County, being driven by 29-year old Garret Callahan, who was arrested on a charge there of driving without a valid license.
McIntosh told OCSO investigators Callahan took the van he stole from Kentucky because McIntosh had taken the Buick from Callahan. The Buick had been reported stolen from a woman in Birmingham Alabama.