UPDATE: Escaped inmate captured

Posted at 9:57 AM, Mar 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-11 07:43:48-04

PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- According to the Florida Department of Corrections website, escaped inmate Brandon Bigaman has been captured.

The website states that he was apprehended at 1:49 a.m on March 11, 2013.

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - Authorities in the Florida Panhandle are searching for an inmate who failed to show up to the Department of Correction's work release center.

Officials say 27-year-old Brandon Bingaman didn't return to the program Sunday.

The News Herald of Panama City reports Bingaman only had about 50 days left on a two-and-a-half year sentence for burglary, grand theft, trafficking in stolen property and possession of cocaine.

Bay County Sheriff's spokesman Tommy Ford says they were notified about 4:43 p.m. Sunday.

Ford says Bingaman was visiting his parents and left in their sea foam green Jaguar.

Inmates in the work release program are typically non-violent offenders with a small amount of time left on their sentences. Once they're captured, a felony escape charge with a maximum five-year sentence is tacked on.