Update: 9:40 p.m.
Christopher Stringer has been captured by the Bay County Sheriff's Office, according to a Facebook past from the Walton County Sheriff's Office Facebook page.
"Stringer was attempting to move under the cover of darkness and was seen by deputies and quickly taken into custody," the post reads.
He was found in the Carillon Beach area.
Update: 12:30 p.m. Saturday
As of Saturday afternoon, the search for Christopher Stringer continues. According to post on the WCSO Facebook page, it's still believed that Stringer is contained in the Carillon Beach area to Inlet Beach area.
Stringer was spotted in the Carillon Beach community and was chased on foot by a Bay County deputy, but eluded capture, Friday morning.
This area is less than two miles from the original site where he crashed the stolen car early Friday morning, according to the WCSO update. The marsh and wooded area is very thick and is extremely difficult to search.
Stringer is from the back country of Louisiana and is accustomed to living in the lowlands. He has no family or friends in the area. Also he has no shoes, shirt, food or water and is not familiar with the area. Stringer also has tattoo of a cross on his right arm.
In excess of 50 law enforcement officers are currently searching door to door and will be searching the low swamp and wooded areas again. Law enforcement has been in the area all night and will continue to have a strong presence until Stringer is captured.
If anyone observes any suspicious activity please call 911.
Update: 3:15 p.m.
Law enforcement officials are still searching for Christopher Stringer. He is still "contained in the Carillon Beach area" of Bay County.
The search is now being coordinated by the Bay County Sheriff's Office, according to the WCSO Facebook page. Walton County will be assisting the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Panama City Beach Police Department, Bay EMS and the U.S. Marshals in the search efforts.
Update: 11:51 a.m.
The search for Christopher Stringer continues, according to the most recent update on the Walton County Sheriff's Office Facebook page.
Authorities have added that Stringer has tattoos on one arm and leg, and that his hair is longer than what his released picture shows.
Remember, residents are urged not to approach Stringer, but to call 911.
Update: 10:20 a.m.
According to a post on the Walton County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, Christopher Dale Stringer, has been "contained in the Carillon Beach area," and multiple agencies are involved in the search.
An article from www.knoe.com reports the men escaped from the Tensas Parish Detention Center at approximately 1 a.m. Thursday. Stringer had two years remaining in his prison sentence for motor vehicle theft.
The other inmates are Chase Courville and Christopher Newcomb. Courville was incarcerated for armed robbery; Newcomb was serving time for simple burglary.
Walton County schools are currently under a modified lock down until further notice. Currently, the Walton County Sheriff's Office is looking for an escaped prisoner from Louisiana.
Christopher Dale Stringer was last seen near Steel Field, bear the Intercoastal Waterway, according to an official from the WCSO.
The inmate is one of three escapees; two are already in custody at this time.
The Walton County School District said the modified lock down means parents are allowed to drop off their children at school, but if they do not wish to do so it will count as an excused absence.
The sheriff's office urges the public not to approach Stringer, who is a white male, 5-foot 7-inches and 140 pounds with blue eyes and blonde hair.