Two Charged In Officer-Involved Shooting Case
February 21, 2013
Two people were arrested following an officer-involved shooting in Escambia County, Ala, according to information released Wednesday afternoon.
The suspect fled, with the Brewton Police Department joining the chase. On Highway 41 north of Brewton, the suspect lost control near Tippens Eddy Road. The suspect fled on foot, with the deputy giving chase.
“A struggle ensued resulting in the suspect being shot,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a prepared statement Saturday afternoon.
Johnathon Holliman, 24, was charged with two counts of attempting to elude, unlawful possession of a controlled substance – synthetic cannabis, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and disarming a law enforcement officer. He remains in the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton awaiting a bond hearing.
Chad Hosford, 26, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and throwing a dangerous missile into an occupied vehicle. He was released from jail on a $17,000 bond.
Further details about the incident, including the name of the involved deputy, have not been released. The deputy remains on paid administrative leave as is standard in officer-involved shootings.
The shooting investigation has been turned over to the Alabama Bureau of Investigation.
Pictured: These screenshots from a low-quality cellphone video show the scene early Saturday morning after a deputy-involved shooting on Highway 41 north of Brewton. Exclusive reader submitted photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.