Ramirez escaped from FHP custody on Saturday morning

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Hardee County, Florida -- The Florida Highway Patrol is asking for the public's help in locating an escaped suspect.

Just before 7 a.m. on Saturday, Demetrio Deleon Ramirez escaped custody from the Florida Highway Patrol. The escape happened on SR 66 about 1.5 miles East of Merle Langford Rd. The subject ran into the woods in a north-east direction possibly towards his residence at on Ed Wells Rd Wauchula, FL 33873.

The Florida Highway Patrol would appreciate any help from the public in locating this individual. If you have any information please contact the Florida Highway Patrol Communications Center at 1 (239) 938-1800.

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