Florida Highway Patrol

Published: Apr 19, 2014 2:14 PM EDT
Updated: Apr 19, 2014 4:20 PM EDT

HARDEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Saturday around 6:50 a.m. the Florida Highway Patrol says Demetrio Deleon Ramirez escaped their custody. Ramirez is described as  5'6" tall and a thin build. 

FHP says the escape took place on SR 66 about 1.5 miles East of Merle Langford Rd. in Hardee County. FHP says Ramirez ran into the woods in a north-east direction, possibly towards his home at 1182 Ed Wells Rd. in Wauchula.

Ramirez is charged with driving without a valid drivers license, theft of state property, and escape from custody.

FHP is asking for anyone with information to help find Ramirez. If you have any information please contact the Florida Highway Patrol Communications Center at 1 (239) 938-1800.