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Sheriff’s office seeks help in tracking down escapee

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An Alachua County inmate on work release has escaped custody after not showing up to work on Wednesday night. Florida’s 89.1WUFT-FM’s Fernanda Ponce says the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office is asking the community for help.

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Ethan is a news editor at WUFT News. He's a Pennsylvania native who found a home reporting Florida's stories. Reach him by emailing emagoc@wuft.org or calling 352-294-1525.

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