Day Long Manhunt In Molino, Barrineau Park Ends With Arrest

June 1, 2013

Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies spend most of Friday searching for a man in the Barrineau Park and Molino area and trying to figure out exactly why he was running from the law.

The situation began with the report of a suspicious person and a possible burglary on Schifko Road just before 9 a.m.  When deputies arrived, they found the reported vehicle and white female at her own home. For an unknown reason, a black male in the vehicle fled on foot as deputies arrived. The female, who was not charged with any crime, could not provide deputies with accurate information on the man’s identity.

A manhunt with a K-9 was underway shortly after deputies arrived on scene, but that manhunt ended without the suspect’s capture.

As deputies patrolled the area, a deputy saw a blue pickup truck pick up the suspect. As the deputy pulled in behind the truck, the suspect jumped out of the truck and ran with the deputy in foot pursuit. The suspect dove into a creek and fled into a wooded area. Once again, the suspect evaded capture after lengthy manhunt involving a K-9 unit.

The Sheriff’s Office and NorthEscambia.com continued to receive reports from citizens concerned about the suspect as the afternoon progressed.

Later in day, the suspect was spotted in the area of the 4000 block of Barrineau Park Road. An Escambia County Road Prison K-9 once again started to track the suspect. After a lengthy track, he was taken into custody.

The suspect was identified as 29-year old Reginald Demarcus Williams of Jordan Street, Pensacola.  Williams had an outstanding violation of probation warrant. He was also charged with trespassing and obstruction of justice and booked into the Escambia County Jail.

Pictured: Deputies search for  a man along Barrineau Park Road during the 4:00 hour Friday afternoon. Reader photo by Judy Fehl for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Comments

8 Responses to “Day Long Manhunt In Molino, Barrineau Park Ends With Arrest”

  1. At citizen on June 1st, 2013 8:37 pm

    I know in Santa Rosa if you are arrested on VOP there is no bond. Which is the way it should be

  2. root of all evil on June 1st, 2013 4:03 pm

    It’s not about making sure he shows up, or even to keep people safe; it’s about money. Not LEO at fault, they did a great job. It’s the system.

  3. deBugger on June 1st, 2013 10:32 am

    He’s lucky he didn’t get shot by one of my jittery neighbors!

  4. me on June 1st, 2013 9:21 am

    I agree “really?”. I would think that if you have a VOP that you should be held until your court date? Do you think he is going to show up on June 21st after all of that running and hiding?

    Status: Released Court Date: June 21st
    843.15.1b 1226802CT2 (ESCAMBIA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE) BAIL-SECURED BOND F M $0.00
    Court Information
    810.09.2a ECSO13OFF015515 (ESCAMBIA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE) TRESPASSING F M $1000.00
    Court Information
    843.02 ECSO13OFF015515 (ESCAMBIA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE) RESIST OFFICER F M $1000.00

  5. really? on June 1st, 2013 6:27 am

    All day man hunt and Mr. Williams is already back on the streets.

  6. 429SCJ on June 1st, 2013 6:19 am

    Refusing to give the identity of the gentleman, sounds like obstruction of justice.

    I would imagine she is pleading the 5th right now.

    I have friends on Schifko. This should make for an interesting story.

    Good work ECSD.

  7. Jane on June 1st, 2013 4:56 am

    Good job LEOs!

  8. SHO-NUFF on June 1st, 2013 2:09 am

    The fellow was a long way from his Pensacola address. More to the story as why he was in the area.
    I bet he did not enjoy running in the swamps and creeks avoiding the bite of a K-9.





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