Courtesy of WZEP in DeFuniak Springs …
The Holmes County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrests of three individuals as a result of 2 separate pursuits overnight.
On May 8th, a Holmes County Deputy attempted to stop a red Chevrolet pickup for registration and seatbelt violations in the Cerro Gordo community. The vehicle accelerated and led the deputy on a high speed chase for approximately 20 minutes. As the vehicle neared the Alabama State line, the suspect’s vehicle began to experience mechanical problems and the driver, 30-year-old Wesley Adam Thompson of DeFuniak Springs bailed out. Thompson was apprehended by the deputy after a short foot pursuit. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, deputies located methamphetamine and paraphernalia. The passenger in the vehicle, 38-year-old Peggy Jo Turner, also of DeFuniak Springs was arrested. Both subjects were transported to the Holmes County Jail awaiting 1st appearance.
Later in the early morning hours of May 9th, deputies were dispatched to a residence just outside of Bonifay in regards to a robbery by sudden snatching. The suspect fled the residence in a Ford Mustang. As deputies were responding, they met the suspect’s vehicle headed west on Highway 90 at a high rate of speed. The suspect accelerated to over 120 mph, turned north on County Road 179, turning off its headlights in an attempt to elude deputies. The suspect then lost control of his vehicle as he attempted to turn onto Tobe Rutherford Road, coming to rest in a wooded area. The suspect, 42-year-old David Earl Blackmon of Dothan, Alabama fled into the woods but was apprehended by deputies after a short foot pursuit. While escorting Blackmon back to the vehicle, Blackmon snatched away and fled again but was again apprehended by deputies. During a search of his person, a large amount of cash belonging to the victim was found in Blackman’s crotch. Deputies also located items that Blackmon had thrown out of the vehicle during the pursuit that belonged to the victim. Blackmon was transported to the Holmes County Jail awaiting first appearance.
Sheriff Tim Brown asks that anyone with information on illegal activity call 850-547-4421 or firstname.lastname@example.org.