INMATE ON COUNTY WORK CREW FINDS LOADED HANDGUN; WHAT HE DOES NEXT MAY SURPRISE YOU

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla– All they were looking for was trash.

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Walton County Jail Inmates working on a county work crew were assigned to an area on Highway 185 in northern Walton County Tuesday when an inmate found something unexpected.

“It was a loaded handgun,” said Major Donnie Clark of the Walton County Jail. “It was rusted and looked like it had been there a while.”

Devin Dillard, 53, was about 100 yards from County Highway 83 when he found the Jimenez Arms .380 auto.

“He immediately took it to a supervisor without alerting any of the other inmates,” said Clark.Gun and Rounds

The work crew supervisor notified the jail of what was found and the two wrapped the weapon in a paper towel for concealment from the other inmates.

“This could have gone tragically wrong,” said Sheriff Michael Adkinson. “But, the inmate did what was right.”

A deputy responded and after several tries trying to slide the hammer back, a round of ammunition was located in the chamber.

The gun was confiscated and taken into evidence. Dillard is incarcerated in the Walton County Jail out of Escambia County.

Public Information Officer, Walton County Sheriff's Office of the Sheriff Michael Adkinson.

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