Two inmates escape from the Washington Co. Jail

Ronly Diaz Pardo
Posted at 4:50 PM, Dec 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-18 11:52:27-05

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Two inmates escaped from the Washington County Jail at approximately 11 p.m. on Sunday night.

Deputies believe the two escapees have stolen a car in an attempt to flee the area. 

Reports say a 1996 silver or beige Lincoln town-car with a vinyl top and a Florida dealer license plate in the back window with a tag number of PH712D, was stolen from the area of Hwy. 77 and Brickyard Road.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office and other agencies say they are searching for Ronly Diaz Pardo, a 27-year-old Hispanic male, approximately 6’ 1” and 183 pounds.  

Officials say Pardo is a Department of Corrections inmate that was recently transported to the Washington County Jail on a new charge of murder. Pardo is currently serving a sentence for two counts of sell manufacture or delivery of marijuana and lewd and lascivious battery out of Collier County, Florida.

The second escapee has been identified as David Allan Anderson, a 39-year-old white male, approximately 5’ 7” and 175 pounds. Anderson was being held in the Washington County Jail on the following charges:

  • fleeing and eluding law enforcement with disregard to safety of person or property,
  • use or display of weapon during felony offense,
  • possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell or deliver
  • trafficking of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana with intent to sell manufacture or deliver,
  • possession of a controlled substance without prescription
  • possession of paraphernalia

Anderson currently has a detainer for the U.S. Marshals for trafficking in methamphetamine as well.

Sheriff Crews of WCSO is asking anyone that may come into contact with the inmates to use extreme caution and dial 911 immediately.

If you have any knowledge of crimes being committed, or tips, please contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 850-638-6111.

You may also contact them anonymously by calling 850-638-TIPS (8477) or by email at