2 escapees from Florida, 1 charged with murder, reportedly in Haywood County on Tuesday

Photo: Washington County Sheriff's Office

U.S. Marshals and other agencies are on a manhunt for two dangerous fugitives from Florida, including one charged with murder, who have seem to have abandoned a getaway car and stolen another car in Haywood County.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office, assisted by other agencies, are all searching for the two inmates who escaped from the Washington County (Florida) Jail late Saturday night. Reportedly, the two men were in Haywood County and stole a second car from the area (authorities say the first was stolen from Washington County).

Ronly Diaz Pardo, a 27-year-old Hispanic male, is approximately 6’ 1” and weighs 183 pounds. David Allan Anderson, a 39-year-old white male, is approximately 5’ 7” and weighs 175 pounds.

The Washington County Sheriff asks anyone who comes into contact with the inmates to use extreme caution and dial 911 immediately. News 13 has no information about whether or not they are armed.

Pardo and Anderson have no known ties to Haywood County, and the Haywood County Sheriff's Office said in a statement to the community that its detectives strongly believe that the two escapees are no longer in or around Haywood County. A sheriff's office representative said Tuesday that the men likely passed through Haywood County only to "dump" their stolen vehicle and steal another.

The car reported as stolen in Florida is a 1996 silver or beige Lincoln Town Car with a vinyl top and a Florida dealer license plate in the back window with the tag number PH712D. Authorities say it was found early Tuesday morning near the Lake Junaluska dam.

A 2001 white, single-cab GMC truck with a broken driver's-side window and a diesel fuel tank in the truck bed was stolen Tuesday morning at about 8 a.m. from Haywood Office Park off of Crabtree Road in Waynesville , which is close to where the Florida car was found.

Pardo is a Department of Corrections inmate who was recently transported to the Washington County Jail on a new charge of murder. He is currently serving a sentence for two counts of sell manufacture or delivery of marijuana and lewd and lascivious battery out of Collier County, Florida.

Anderson was being held in the Washington County Jail on the charges of fleeing and eluding law enforcement with disregard to safety of person or property, use or display of weapon during felony offense, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell or deliver, trafficking of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana with intent to sell manufacture or deliver, possession of a controlled substance without prescription, and possession of paraphernalia.

Anderson currently also has a detainer for the U.S. Marshals for trafficking in methamphetamine.

“We have had a tremendous amount of support from several local law enforcement agencies concerning this investigation, as well as the U.S. Marshals Felony Fugitive Task Force and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE),” says Sheriff Kevin Crews. “We will not stop until both of these individuals have been apprehended.”

Multiple locations throughout the Southeastern United States are currently being investigated as Washington County Sheriff’s Office continues its efforts to find these fugitives.

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