From The Tribune staff reports
JEFFERSON COUNTY — A Jefferson County inmate escaped custody and stole an ambulance on Wednesday, June 22, shortly after 4:00 p.m.
According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, 45-year-old Phillip Shane Bradford was being transported to UAB hospital for treatment when he managed to overpower the deputy and flee the scene in an unoccupied ambulance.
Birmingham Police Department located the stolen ambulance in the Robinwood area. Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies, including K-9 Deputies, have joined in the search for Bradford.
Bradford has been charged with robbery first degree, obstruction of governmental operations, possession of drug paraphernalia, attempting to elude, and escape third degree. Bradford also has one failure to appear charge and nine probation violations.
Authorities ask if you see Bradford, call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.
The story will be updated when more information is available.