Weapon fired at Escambia inmate crew work site


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    Escambia County deputies are looking for two men who allegedly tried to drop contraband at an inmate work crew site.

    The sheriff's office said, just after 11:00 a.m. Friday, a tan four-door vehicle drove past the site in the Lincoln Park area, where inmates were working on a road crew.

    The driver allegedly threw something out the window.

    According to the sheriff's office, when a corrections officer flagged down the car, he noticed the smell of marijuana and tried to question the driver.

    Deputies said the car pulled away, dragging the officer by the arm. The officer then shot at the vehicle.

    The sheriff's office said, to their knowledge, no one was hurt.

    The incident occurred in the area of Hope Drive and Kershaw Street.

    The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office says two white men were in the car.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office at 436-9620.

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