Escaped Palm Beach County prisoner possibly spotted in Hollywood
FDLE says possible sighting of Philip Peletz reported early Wednesday morning
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating a possible sighting of an escaped Palm Beach County prisoner in Hollywood.
FDLE spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger said Philip Peletz walked away from a work detail on Okeechobee Boulevard early Tuesday morning. Plessinger said there was a possible sighting of Peletz near U.S. Highway 1 and Hollywood Boulevard early the next morning.
Peletz, 53, was an inmate at the Loxahatchee Road Prison. He was serving a five-year sentence for grand theft and petty theft in Palm Beach County.
Another prisoner escaped from a community work release program in West Palm Beach early Thursday morning.
Plessinger said Antwane Anglin escaped shortly before 3 a.m. She said he was last seen getting out of a white or silver vehicle and running south near the South Florida Fairgrounds.
Anglin, 27, was serving time for several drug-related charges from Monroe County in 2013. He had been incarcerated since last November.
It was not immediately known if the two escapes were connected.
The FDLE is leading the search for both prisoners.
Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10
Copyright 2015 by Local10.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.