Florida Department of Corrections Banner, Secretary Mark S. Inch


December 3, 2020

Contact: FDC Communications
(850) 488-0420

CAPTURE ADVISORY – Central Florida Reception Center
Inmate Dalton Ayers apprehended following brutal attack on Correctional Officer.

The Florida Department of Corrections’ number one priority is public safety. On the afternoon of December 3, 2020, an inmate brutally attacked an FDC correctional officer while engaging in work squad duties in Orange County. The inmate subsequently stole the FDC vehicle and fled. Local law enforcement was immediately notified and pursued the escaped inmate. Ayers was captured at 1:56 p.m. following a traffic crash.

These types of escapes are extremely rare. The Department is committed to ensuring all inmates are supervised appropriately and security protocols at all facilities are followed to prevent escapes.

The inmate involved in the escape attempt is Dalton J. Ayers, DC #U54460. Information on the inmate can be found at:

Offender Search

FDC would like to extend its gratitude to the numerous law enforcement agencies that participated in the search and apprehension of this inmate.


As Florida's largest state agency, and the third largest state prison system in the country, FDC employs 24,000 members, incarcerates approximately 90,000 inmates and supervises nearly 155,000 offenders in the community.

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