Shooting, Pursuit Leads To Traffic Crash And Arrest

November 22, 2012

A police pursuit following a shooting ended with a driver trapped in his wrecked SUV early Thursday morning and later landed him in jail.

The incident began when Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 2500 block of Eliasberg Street about 1:10 a.m. for a shots fired call. Deputies discovered there had been an argument over missing money. As deputies were speaking to the victim, the suspect drove by again. Deputies pursued the suspect, later identified as 49-year Ricky Davis, for a short distance before David crashed his Dodge Durango on Fairfield Drive near Ester Road, according Deputy Matt Baxter, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office.

The Florida Highway Patrol said Davis  failed to stop for deputies and veered off the roadway into several trees. The vehicle overturned, trapping  Davis inside. First responders were forced to use the Jaws of Life to extract Davis from the SUV. He was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital with minor injuries and then released to law enforcement.

Davis was booked into the Escambia County Jail  for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, disorderly intoxication and a firing a weapon recklessly. He is being held on a $12,000 bond.

The FHP said additional charges are pending against Davis for fleeing and eluding law enforcement, failure to maintain a single lane, DUI fourth offense, DUI property damage, refusal to submit to a DUI test with priors.

Pictured top: A wrecked SUV driven by Ricky Davis of Pensacola crashed Thursday morning on Fairfield Drive. Photo courtesy WEAR for, click to enlarge.


10 Responses to “Shooting, Pursuit Leads To Traffic Crash And Arrest”

  1. It's a Shame on November 22nd, 2012 6:41 pm

    Yeah a lot of our laws and bonds are a down right Shame!!! Lot of folks ask why a Bunch of crimes including murder happen while people are out of jail on bond, this is a great example!!!
    I’m glad he didn’t crash into someone and hurt or kill them, too bad he was able to walk out of the hospital. If this was the fourth time he has been Caught and charged with DUI he’s not going to stop and they will let him out to do it again.

  2. jt on November 22nd, 2012 4:09 pm

    Shoot a turkey with a bow in Santa Rosa get a $57,000 bond. Shoot at people, drunk, and flee from the police in Escambia $12,000. Rockin the felon convertible…..priceless.

  3. April on November 22nd, 2012 12:55 pm

    My husband and I were coming home from fishing and he almost creamed us. Husband had to get up to 80 to reach a sideroad in time to get out of his way and he still barely missed us. I am thankful that nobody was hurt.

  4. SFC on November 22nd, 2012 10:50 am

    Ben, thanks for the good laugh!

  5. deBugger on November 22nd, 2012 10:40 am

    Ladies & Gentlemen, we have a comedian in the house!

    Funny stuff, Ben.

    How about that freaky knife holder ad? Crazy, wild, weird stuff.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. jim on November 22nd, 2012 10:37 am

    I agree, that is “roadside justice”

  7. Gembeaux on November 22nd, 2012 10:24 am

    …and, apparently, not wearing a seat belt!

  8. mick on November 22nd, 2012 9:53 am

    Total disregard for the law (four time convicted drunk, felon with a weapon, no regard for public safety) at least 15 to 20 years removed from society is in order, otherwise he WILL be drunk again he WILL get another weapon and he WILL hurt or kill someone…

  9. river on November 22nd, 2012 9:47 am

    That my friend is a picture of “roadside justice”

  10. Ben on November 22nd, 2012 9:17 am

    Sure, he has a ton of legal problems right now. But, on the brighter side of things, he has a cool convertible to drive around in after a night of drinking and shooting.

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