K-9 helps capture runaway inmate

Crime News Release

WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — A Walton County K-9 named Gypsy helped deputies capture an inmate who walked away from a work crew in DeFuniak Springs on Thursday.

According to the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, Clyde Hunter, 32, left from a work crew cleaning up storm debris at the little league park at 469 South 25th Street at 10:05 am.

The Walton County Drone Team was called onto the scene and dispatched other area units to help, deputies said.

At 8:40 p.m. on Thursday, with the help of “Gypsy”, (a bloodhound from Walton CI) and the work of law enforcement in the area of Darby Lane, they found and captured the inmate, deputies said.

He was transported to the Walton County Jail without incident.

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