LAKELAND, Fla. — UPDATE: Lakeland police say Brandon Beverly is in custody.


Police are searching for a man who escaped custody Tuesday morning in Lakeland.

Investigators said the man had been arrested and charged with burglary. But, authorities said while in custody at the scene, he was able to run away.

In a Facebook post, Lakeland police said the man has been "tentatively" identified as 25-year-old Brandon James Beverly.

Police posted a black-and-white surveillance photo from the alleged burglary. Authorities also shared a color photo from shortly after the man's arrest.

If you have any information about the suspect's whereabouts, you are urged to call 911. In addition to the burglary charge, police say he will now face charges related to resisting arrest and escaping.

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