Manhunt In Cantonment

December 31, 2012

A manhunt for a wanted suspect took place today in Cantonment.

The manhunt reportedly began after the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office attempted to serve an arrest warrant on Booth Avenue and the suspect fled. Deputies established a perimeter around Booth Avenue, including Pace Parkway and Morris Avenue, and called in a K-9 to assist in the search.

There’s no word from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office if the suspect was taken into custody.

Pictured: Deputies search for a wanted suspect Monday morning in Cantonment. Reader submitted photo by Paula Butler for, click to enlarge.


13 Responses to “Manhunt In Cantonment”

  1. Jane on January 1st, 2013 1:18 pm

    Don’t complain, get your neighborhood watch going. Contact David Craig at 436-9620 to begin. No costs involved, just your own effort.

  2. puddin on January 1st, 2013 5:48 am

    I like the idea of publishing names of the convicted. I also think sex offenders should have a sign in thier yards and around thier necks at all times.
    As to the ESCO parked at the same place every day, it deters crime. Esc. Co. can no longer afford for our patrolmen to ride around wasting fuel, so they sit in plain sight. I bet you dont speed through there! They use unmanned vehicles in the same way. We do need some random cars driving around random areasmevery day and night. They might just luck onto a crime in progress.
    If Cantonment is becoming a dumping ground for criminals its because they are being pushed out of Pensacola by concerned and active nieghbors. If you dont want them in your nieghborhood then you must get active. Call the police if you see something going on. Call 20 times a day if you must. Secondly, arm yourself. It takes time for the PD to get to you. You are better off being able to defend yourself. Get a weapon and learn how to use it properly.
    Trying to remember that famous quote, goes something like this; All it takes for evil to succede is for good men to do nothing.
    If you dont like whats going on, do something about it.

  3. David Huie Green on December 31st, 2012 8:31 pm

    “Cops cannot catch everything, every crime, or patrol every corner. I thank God for that as well. We are not a police state.”

    Considering the Encarta definition
    “Police State: country repressively controlled by its government: a country in which the government uses police, especially secret police, to exercise strict or repressive control over the population “

    No, we aren’t a police state but even if the police COULD patrol every corner and catch every criminal, that would not necessarily make us a police state. Simply arresting criminals for crimes does not make a police state.

    The danger lies in the laws they are enforcing. If the laws are not repressive, all is hunky dory. As long as we have juries, even if the laws are repressive juries can overturn those repressive laws and we STILL would not be a police state. As long as the judges abide by the Constitution, we will not be a police state because it safeguards the rights of the accused and makes some lesser laws illegal.

    Having said that, I believe it would be better if the police COULD catch killers, thieves, vandals, terrorists EVERY LAST TIME.

    David for stopping criminals

  4. Marcus on December 31st, 2012 7:44 pm

    Cops cannot catch everything, every crime, or patrol every corner. I thank god for that as well. We are not a police state. We cannot become that. To stand up against crime and protect yourselves, arm yourself. The bigger the better.

    Drug crazed criminals are ruthless, have no morals, and will stop at nothing to “get money.”

    Even if it means robbing, harming or killing some random person.

    Fight back against crime. Shot and fire as many rounds as you can.

    All women should be armed.

  5. Kimberly on December 31st, 2012 6:55 pm

    There are far more criminals than ECSO’s around here. I believe the majority of them do the best they can to control crime, but we need to be prepared “if” some meth head breaks into our home, to hide, rob, steal, rape or kill us or our loved ones! I personally get no thrill at the thought of having to shoot someone, not even a murderer. BUT, if it comes down to my family, kids or grand kids lives, I would have no choice!
    When I was kid, I never thought I’d see the day where Cantonment, Molino and P’cola would have so much crime. It’s scary! I won’t post the web site, but since I am a Christian I did have questions about self defense and I googled Biblical self defense and came across an awesome site that explains things very clearly.
    Here’s to a better, safer New Year! God Bless everyone and Thank you William for all that you do!

  6. Bird on December 31st, 2012 4:15 pm

    The Church on Hwy 29 and the old Winn Dixie are the safest places in Cantonment. Every day I go by there at least one is sitting there just hanging out. I will pass by go Winn Dixie for a hour come back by and there they are, just hanging out. Maybe if they would patrol a little bit this would cut back or a least push out some crime. Im not saying all of them are that way but I know a bunch of leo’s and to say they stay wide open there whole shift would be a far fetched fairy tell.

  7. Brutus on December 31st, 2012 3:39 pm

    One sits at the funeral home every morning on my way to work at 5am and then under the oak tree every afternoon. The 2 places in cantonment that doesnt need to be guarded are the only 2 being guarded. lol

  8. Sandra on December 31st, 2012 1:41 pm

    I thought I was the only one that had noticed the ECSO Tahoe that sits there virtually all the time! Must be a good spot to deter crime, lol

  9. Whatsit GonnaTake on December 31st, 2012 1:13 pm

    Crime is rampant in Cantonment, it is becoming the dump of Pensacola. If I’m watching TV and crimestoppers post a local persons photo, I’m fixing to get paid. Dont want to pay to advertise on TV. Print some flyers and nail them on poles, lets put these scumbags behind bars. We need more patroling officers, and I dont mean patroling under the oak trees at the church on Hwy. 29. Houses are being robbed in broad daylight, cars are being broken into. Nothing is safe anymore. We need help out here now. The criminals are getting braver and braver. David Morgan we need help!!!!!

  10. Village Residence on December 31st, 2012 12:32 pm

    @Joe, I’m sure his ‘villagers’ would hide him no matter if his name was published or not. But as residence in the neighborhood we should know who or what we’re looking for that is on the loose. I’m keepin the kids in until further notice!!!! Sad they can’t play and enjoy the holidays because of nonsense!!!

  11. Sunshinegirl on December 31st, 2012 12:21 pm

    So ready to get outta the village. Used to be a great neighborhood. The ghetto is creeping in on every side!!!!! But yes more info would be nice :)

  12. Joe Schmoe on December 31st, 2012 12:06 pm

    Dnax… It would also allow the “villagers” to hide their peasant. The granmommas and aunties say “I haven’t seen him in a minute” … Thanks but no thanks!

  13. dnax on December 31st, 2012 11:55 am

    Publishing the person’s name would be a great idea if the ECSO would like tips from the public. Cantonment is small and people in the village know what’s up 24/7.

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