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Media Advisory
December 18, 2010
Updated December 23, 2010
For More Information
Contact: Public Affairs Office
(850) 488-0420

Inmate Escape Alert

Bradenton - The Florida Department of Corrections is aggressively searching for escaped inmate James Russell #S06317We believe the inmate maybe in the Manatee County area.  

Florida Department of Corrections dog tracking teams and search teams are working with local law enforcement, but we are also asking for your help in finding this inmate. 

If you have any information about the whereabouts of inmate Russell, please contact your local law enforcement agency or the Florida Department of Corrections at (850) 922-6867.

Additional Facts

James Russell - Escaped InmateName:  James R. Russell
Race:  White
Sex:  Male
Hair Color:  Brown
Eye Color:  Hazel
Height:  5'06''
Weight:  176
Birth Date:  11/08/1975

Inmate James Russell uses the alias James R. Cochran.

Inmate Russell has a mole on the left cheek of his face and multiple tattoos.

Tattoo:
Back - CJ 7 11 97 JR 10 17 02
Back - RUSSELL CL 10 31 04 JC 10 14 95;
Left Arm - 3 Heads On Chains, Flames Cross
Left Arm – Lightening Bolts and the words KNUCE HITLER
Left Arm – Swastika
Left Leg – Clowns
Right Arm – Skull Flames Harley Davidson
Right Shoulder -  KILL EM ALL VIKING
Right Shoulder – Viking Demon
Stomach - Scorpio

Inmate Russell is a minimum custody inmate who was working in the automotive department outside the fence at Central Florida Reception Center when he escaped Friday, 12/17/2010 at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Inmate Russell was serving a 3 and a half year prison sentence from Manatee County for manufacturing heroin and trafficking in stolen property.