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Jail escapee headed to Tampa area has been recaptured

Anthony Eugene Ward
Anthony Eugene Ward(Suwannee County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jan. 17, 2022 at 11:29 AM EST
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Local police were on the lookout for a man who escaped from the Suwannee County Jail Monday that was believed to be headed to the Tampa area.

Anthony Eugene Ward, 48, was recaptured late this morning after several hours.

Tampa Police thanked everyone who helped get the word out.

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