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Escaped Fugitives Captured at Panama City Beach Motel

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The Bay County Sheriff's Office announced today the apprehension on Panama City Beach of two escaped prisoners from the Franklin County CI.

Joseph Jenkins and Charles Walker were taken into custody at approximately 5:20 pm at the Coconut Grove Motel on Front Beach Road in Panama City Beach.

Members of the Bay County Sheriff's Office, the United States Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, FDLE, the Florida Department of Corrections and the Panama City Police Department developed information two days ago the two men were staying on Panama City Beach. This afternoon they narrowed to search to the Coconut Grove Motel, room 227.

About 20 members of the task force surrounded the room and a message was sent using a PA system instructing Jenkins and Walker to come out. About a minute later, both men exited the room with their hands in the air and were taken into custody without incident.

Both have been taken to the Bay County Jail.

This information provided by the Bay County Sheriff's Office

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The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, along with the U.S. Marshall's Service arrested escaped inmates Charles Walker and Joseph Jenkins, both 34. The fugitives were found at Coconut Grove Motor Inn, 9725 Front Beach Road, Panama City around 6:40 p.m. and apprehended without incident.

Inmate Charles Walker, 34, was serving life without the possibility of parole on a 2nd degree murder conviction from Orange County. He escaped from Franklin Correctional Institution on October 8, 2013 after the Department of Corrections received fraudulent release documents from the Clerk of Court.

Inmate Joseph Jenkins, 34, was serving a life without the possibility of parole on a 1st degree murder conviction from Orange County. He escaped from Franklin Correctional Institution on September 27, 2013 after the Department of Corrections received fraudulent release documents from the Clerk of Court.

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Information provided by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement

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