BONIFAY - A man who was serving just a two-month sentence for a misdemeanor is now facing escape charges after walking off from the Holmes County Jail Friday. His wife is also in custody after law enforcement officers say she assisted by picking him up.
Holmes County Sheriff John Tate reports outside trustee Timothy Williams was discovered missing during the master count at evening shift change.
The command staff was notified, and deputies immediately went to Williams’ residence, located off Willie Lane, just west of Bonifay off Hwy 90, in attempt to locate him.
Upon arrival, Williams fled on foot through the woods.
Holmes Correctional and Walton Correctional K9 teams began tracking Williams through the woods and eventually captured him after several miles.
After interviewing witness at the residence, it was discovered Williams walked off from the jail while conducting his outside duties, and his wife, Dorothy Williams, picked him up. Dorothy Williams was arrested and charged with aiding an escape.
Williams was serving a 60-day sentence on a misdemeanor violation of probation warrant for petit theft and improper tag. Williams now faces a charge of escape.
Sheriff Tate would like to thank both Holmes and Walton K9 teams for their assistance.