Escaped Inmate Caught In Vero Beach

Timothy Howton-McLaughlin

An inmate who escaped a Florida work detail is back in custody.

28-year old Timothy Howton-McLaughlin was captured in Vero Beach on Friday when an off-duty deputy spotted him walking down the street shoeless.

When he tried to run away from other deputies who had shown up, a K-9 nabbed him.

Howton-McLaughlin stole a truck from the Okeechobee Correctional Institution on Thursday afternoon.

The truck was recovered in Vero Beach near the home of the inmate's mother, where it's believed he stopped by to change clothes.

Photo: CBS 12

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