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 incident began when an Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff’s patrol deputy attempted a traffic stop near Brewton. Authorities have not said what prompted the traffic stop.

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, click to enlarge.


4 Responses to “Two Charged In Officer-Involved Shooting Case”

  1. Elmo on February 22nd, 2013 3:40 pm

    @ Me,
    Throwing a missile into or from a moving vehicle is a felonious offence! A missile can be any object such as a brick, beer can or bottle. The object becomes a dangerous or deadly missile because of the moving vehicle.

  2. me on February 22nd, 2013 6:56 am

    What does throwing a middle into a vehicle mean??? These men or boys look method or spices out lol

  3. Two Cents on February 21st, 2013 6:15 pm

    Thank God no one was killed!!! I’m pretty sure I saw that deputy back at work this afternoon, ABI had a quick turnaround on this case. Must have been a no brainier with video. I wish all departments had video it comes in good in court. The thugs can’t say it wasn’t me or I didn’t do it. Lock their no good butts up!!

  4. Chris C. on February 21st, 2013 7:13 am

    I’m not a drug expert but it seems that a guy getting pulled over with a little marijuana is going to try to get rid of it before the cop to gets out of the patrol car and then wait for what happens next. This synthetic stuff makes people crazy: disarming a cop (and getting shot in the process, it seems), throwing a “missile” into a car?

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