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Third inmate to escape Tarpon Springs work-release center is caught

TARPON SPRINGS — A prisoner being held at a work-release facility escaped early Friday morning, but was captured later in the morning, according to the Florida Department of Corrections website.

Justin L. Moutinho, 22, was caught about 9 a.m. Details about his capture were not immediately available.

The escape comes less than two weeks after two other inmates escaped from the same facility — the Tarpon Springs Work Release Center at 566 Brady Road. Ronald Williams, 30, and Levar Murray, 24, were reported missing on Oct. 23. Both later turned themselves in to authorities.

The center is a medium-security facility for inmates nearing the end of their sentences and is intended to provide job skills for prisoners preparing to re-enter society.

Moutinho, who went missing around 1 a.m., was being held on burglary and theft charges.

Calls to the state DOC were not immediately returned.

Third inmate to escape Tarpon Springs work-release center is caught 11/04/11 [Last modified: Friday, November 4, 2011 2:08pm]
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