Deputies Search For Clues After Attempted Home Invasion At Deputy’s House

April 30, 2011

An early morning manhunt  turned up empty along the Alabama/Florida state line after an attempted home invasion at the residence of a law enforcement officer.

The wife of an Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff’s Department deputy was at home with a toddler while her husband was at work when someone tried to enter their home in the 500 block of Pineville Road in Nokomis, Ala., just a few hundred yards north of the Alabama/Florida state line. There were no injuries in the incident just after 4 a.m.

She was able to describe the suspect only as a tall, slender, possibly white male wearing dark clothing. She was unable to provide a more detailed description. Law enforcement officers from Alabama and Florida surrounded the area, and a K-9 unit attempted to track the suspect. The search was called off just before 7 a.m.

Anyone in the area with information on the suspect or that sees anything suspicious is asked to call tje Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff’s Department at (251) 368-4779 or (251) 867-0304, or call their local law enforcement agency.

This was the second manhunt for a home invasion suspect in that area in less than a month.  In early April, deputies from the Escambia County (Ala) Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary in progress call in the 600 block of Pineville Road in Nokomis, Alabama, just yards from Saturday morning’s incident.  A woman told deputies she returned to her home to find a burglar inside. The suspect fled through the front door of the home as the woman entered from the rear. A manhunt for that suspect, described only as a while male, turned up empty.

Pictured top: A K-9 Unit from Fountain Correctional Facility took part in a early morning manhunt in Nokomis. Pictured inset: Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff’s investigators dust for fingerprints on the backdoor of the deputy’s home. photos, click to enlarge.


10 Responses to “Deputies Search For Clues After Attempted Home Invasion At Deputy’s House”

  1. Atmore G on May 3rd, 2011 1:53 pm

    @Kimbery Bailey.. I agree with you.. With these low-lifes getting so bold as to try to rob the house of a deputy, it is no wonder that more and more decent citizens are arming themselves.. No one in his or her right mind wants to shoot someone, but it is just a matter of time before there is a real tragedy..

  2. anthropod_06 on May 2nd, 2011 9:59 pm

    To barrineau,

    I’m sorry your neighbor was treated that way by a deputy. But please, don’t lump the entire Sheriff’s Department and suggest they all act like that.

  3. William on May 2nd, 2011 2:40 pm

    >>>I’m sorry, to be more specific, did these crimes happen anywhere around Jake’s Road?

    No. Pineville Rd near the AL/FL line.

  4. Moma3boys on May 2nd, 2011 2:28 pm

    I’m sorry, to be more specific, did these crimes happen anywhere around Jake’s Road?

  5. Moma3boys on May 2nd, 2011 2:27 pm

    So can someone tell me if these attempted burgleries happened behind the fireworks stand or on the other side of Nokomis?

  6. dola on May 1st, 2011 9:39 am

    … Eventually this persons going to learn that this Nokomis, most of us around here won’t hesitate…

    1. Safety OFF.
    2. Squeeze trigger to dispense rounds as needed.
    3. Call clean-up crew.
    4. Return to bed.

  7. JustWondering on April 30th, 2011 2:57 pm

    Did anyone see the vehicle involved in these break-ins? My sister had someone sitting in her front yard after her husband left for work early one morning but before they got out they, they saw her look out the window to see why her dogs were going crazy. The car was a dark colored honda civic type car she said. This incident happened in the Pollard area on Friendship Rd.

  8. Kimberly Bailey on April 30th, 2011 2:24 pm

    Things are going to keep getting worse. All I can say is that there are more and more people arming themselves with guns, and one of these days, these cowards are going to go to the wrong house, and not gonna get to leave on foot, and there is not going to be any need for K-9 units, cause they will be left right in the spot where the bullet hit them…Dead.

  9. barrineau on April 30th, 2011 10:54 am

    When my neighbor’s house was broken into and he asked Escambia’s finest why they were not taking finger prints ,the officer laughed and said this was not a tv show. I guess being a deputy has a bit more pull than the average citizen.

  10. joe on April 30th, 2011 6:44 am

    criminals are getting desperate and doing more bold things. this is an alarming trend that will probably only get worse. I am glad no one was injured and hope this individual is caught and brought to justice.

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