Florida Department of Corrections Banner, Secretary Mark S. Inch

Press Release
October 8, 2019

Contact: FDC Communications
(850) 488-0420

Former Inmate Arrested

JASPER, Fla. — The Florida Department of Corrections’ (FDC) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced the arrest of former inmate Chadd Petrik. Petrik is charged with introduction of contraband.

Following the arrest Petrik was transported to the Hamilton County Jail. The OIG acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by the alert security staff and K9 tracking team of Hamilton Correctional Institution, Suwannee Correctional Institution’s K9 tracking team and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.

For more information on the Department’s Office of the Inspector General, please visit: http://www.dc.state.fl.us/orginfo/ig.html.

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As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 94,000 inmates and supervises nearly 161,000 offenders in the community.

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