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 NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.