Escaped Okeechobee prisoner sought nationwide - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news & weather

Escaped Okeechobee prisoner sought nationwide

Posted by Rachel Leigh email

OKEECHOBEE, FL (WFLX) - On Friday afternoon, Alejandro Perez, 45, escaped from the Okeechobee County Jail while outside in the exercise yard.

Perez has ties to Clewiston and Miami, and he is believed to have left Okeechobee County.

Sheriff Paul C. May said, "With the escape of this inmate, something has gone wrong, and I, as your Sheriff, take full responsibility for this incident."

A thorough investigation of the escape is underway, and Perez is being sought nationwide.  At this time, the escape is still under investigation.

No arrests have yet been made in this matter.

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