Duval County

Jacksonville police re-arrests escaped fugitive after he turns self in

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Update: The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office reported that Gianna J. Ludd turned himself in on Monday, and was re-arrested without incident.

Due to the escape, an add-on charge was placed on Ludd and he was transported to the Pre-trial detention Facility.

Original: The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is searching for an escaped fugitive.

Gianna J. Ludd, 27, was out with a work crew when he ran away from the work van, JSO said in a news release.


Ludd was last seen in the 7000 block of Lorain Street, JSO said. That’s west of Tallulah Avenue and North Pearl Street.

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Police said Ludd is currently incarcerated for Violation of Probation and Resisting Officers Without Violence.

He is described as 5′7″ tall, weighing 160 lbs, has brown eyes and black hair. It is unknown what clothing he is wearing, as JSO said he discarded his jail clothing.

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Action News Jax found that in July 2021, Ludd was accused of possession of an unlicensed concealed weapon. He pleaded guilty, and got probation. He violated probation by resisting an officer without violence in June.

If you have information that could lead to Ludd’s whereabouts, you are asked to contact JSO at 904-630-0500 or 911.

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