Lawmen Search for Trusty Who Fled from the Bay County Jail

Area police are looking for an inmate who walked off from the CCA Bay County Jail in downtown Panama City Friday night.

Derek John Winkel, 28, was a trusty at the jail when he disappeared around 8 p.m.

He was serving six consecutive one year jail terms for 53 counts of passing worthless checks. He already served about two years of that sentence.

He's described as white male, 6'1'' tall, weighing 153 pounds, green eyes and long brown hair in a pony tail. He is also wearing glasses.

He's still being sought and when captured will face escape charges.

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