NEW BROCKTON, Ala. (WDHN)—The search is on Monday night for a Coffee County prisoner who walked away from a “work detail” Sunday night and is still “missing.”
At around two o’clock Sunday afternoon, inmate Danny Peyton walked away from a “work detail”
on lawn care behind the Coffee County jail. He was last seen wearing grey sweat pants, a red t-shirt,
and a blue baseball hat. All articles of clothing had “coffee county jail” printed on them.
He was serving his time on charges of burglary, theft of property, and “bond revocation”. He’s also wanted
on charges in his “native” Etowah County, outside of Gadsden, Alabama.
Chief Deputy Ronnie Whitworth of the Coffee County Sheriff’s office.
“We tracked him in some places, it’s possible that he got a ride. We’re not certain of that right now, but the gentleman is not considered dangerous, but like I say he is an inmate,”
according to Whitworth.
Mike Gurspan says “Coffee County Sheriff Dave Sutton says “inmate Peyton does not have a violent past but then again when you have an escaped prisoner you can never be too safe.”
Late Sunday afternoon, employees at this Dollar General across from “Bama Jam” say the
prisoner came into the store asking to use the phone. But instead, he quickly left.
Sheriff Sutton says “again I want to emphasize this man is not dangerous. He is trying to get back to his residence, his home in Etowah County and we’re doing everything we can to “rearrested” this man and put him back in the Coffee County Jail.”
The sheriff says Houston County Sheriff’s office and Department of Corrections canine tracking teams reportedly
followed the inmate’s scent to Highway 167 by Bama Jam. It’s possible that he may have been picked up by