Escaped Prisoner Steals County Truck, Captured in Withlacoochee State Forest
UPDATE: 7:42 P.M. – Officials say Trutt is an inmate at a Lake City facility and was working in Gilchrist County on a work-release program when he fled.
According to the Florida Dept. of Corrections website, Trutt is serving a 19-month sentence for Burglary and theft of a Firearm. Trutt was set to be released this October.
BROOKSVILLE – An escaped prisoner out of Gilchrist County is in custody after Sheriff’s Deputies cornered him on a hiking trail off Croom Road.
There are unconfirmed reports that 20-year-old Tyler Michael Trutt stole a Gilchrist County pickup truck and fled into Hernando County. Deputies were able to pinpoint Trutt’s position through cell phone pings and with the assistance of the Sheriff’s Office Air Unit, Trutt and the stolen pickup truck were located off Twin Pond Road.
Trutt has a long criminal history in Hernando County, including battery, burglary, resisting arrest and a weapons charge.
It’s unknown at this time what facility in Gilchrest County Trutt escaped from or what charges he currently faces.
We will bring more on this story as it develops.
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