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Deputies searching for escaped inmate last seen in Central Florida

Deputies said they think he is traveling in a white Ford truck that belongs to the Okeechobee Correctional Institution.
Credit: Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. — The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help finding an escaped inmate from the Okeechobee Correctional Institution.

Timothy Howton, 28, was last seen just after 5 p.m. Thursday, according to deputies. 

The OCI reported that Howton and an OCI pickup truck were missing from the Okeechobee Work Camp. Howton is serving an eight-year sentence for trafficking stolen property and burglary.  

Howton is 5’9’’, 150 pounds, has green eyes and brown hair. The truck is a 1995 white 2-door Ford with the tag number DC7636.

Anyone with information on Howton’s whereabouts is asked to immediately call the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office at 863-763-3117.

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