Woman captured after escaping patrol car in Seville, deputies say

Amie Tyson arrested on burglary warrants from Volusia, Putnam counties

(Volusia County Sheriff's Office)

SEVILLE, Fla. – A woman who escaped from a patrol car after being arrested on warrants for multiple burglaries Saturday evening has been captured, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies said Amie Tyson, 41, and Thomas Walton, 50, were arrested on burglary warrants from Volusia and Putnam counties just after 5 p.m. Saturday in the 1800 block of Barton Street in Seville.

Tyson and Walton had been secured and handcuffed in separate patrol vehicles. Deputies said Tyson managed to slip out of her handcuffs, escape the patrol car and take off running.

A helicopter and bloodhounds were used to search for Tyson. Deputies said a message was sent by telephone to about 121 residents within a 2-mile radius of Barton Street, notifying them that Tyson had escaped arrest in Seville and to be on the lookout for her.

Walton was taken to the Volusia County Branch Jail on Saturday without incident, deputies said.

Deputies said they located Tyson on Monday night at her grandmother’s home in Sanford.