ECSO searching for escaped inmate from Escambia County Jail

Colin Warren-Hicks, Pensacola News Journal
Published 12:56 p.m. CT Oct. 9, 2020 | Updated 2:35 p.m. CT Oct. 9, 2020


The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s helping in finding an inmate who escaped from the Escambia County Jail.

Jeremy Daniel Pecotte, 28, of Pensacola, was arrested in April on suspicion of using a mini camera and a selfie stick to record at least one woman going to the bathroom at Lowe’s Home Improvement on Airport Boulevard. 

Pecotte was last seen about 10:30 a.m. Friday working with an Escambia County Road Crew in the 20 block of Bauer Road. He was wearing black boots and blue inmate scrubs with white lettering reading “ECRP,” according to an ECSO social media post. 

Anyone with any information about Pecotte’s whereabouts has been asked to call 911 immediately. 

Pecotte was arrested April 29, charged with voyeurism and booked into the Escambia County Jail with a $4,000 bond.

Jeremy Daniel Pecotte (Photo: Courtesy of the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office)

He was originally taken into custody by a Pensacola Police Department officer who had responded to a “suspicious circumstance” at the Lowe’s at 1201 Airport Boulevard, according to an arrest report. A female employee explained to authorities that she had been filmed while seated on a toilet.

The woman said when she entered the public restroom, she noticed that the center stall was occupied and chose to use the stall to the right of the center stall.

“While she was seated on the toilet, she heard noise from the occupied stall next to her, which sounded like someone continually tearing toilet paper and putting it in the toilet, but not flushing,” the report stated.

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As she stood up, she said she noticed a “mini camera on a selfie stick” was coming into her stall from the occupied stall next to her.

She hurriedly left the restroom and contacted other store employees.

When a second woman walked into the bathroom, and pretended to use the toilet, the same thing happened to her, the report stated. A mini camera on a selfie stick entered her stall.

The second woman saw a man sprint out of the bathroom, and a witness later told PPD officers that “he was shopping when a male ran past him at a high rate of speed as employees chased him,” the report stated.

The witness recognized the running man as a friend’s son, Pecotte, which he later verified by showing investigators Pecotte’s Facebook page.

Pecotte was released but arrested again in June on charges of possession of obscene material. He remained in jail on a $50,000 bond until he escaped.

Colin Warren-Hicks can be reached at [email protected] or 850-435-8680.

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