I-65 Police Chase Ends Near Flomaton Exit; Vehicle Stolen From Florida

July 8, 2013

A police pursuit that began in Saraland, AL, ended just north of the Flomaton exit on I-65 Friday with the driver of a car stolen from Santa Rosa County behind bars.

Gary J. Daughtery, 34 of Knoxville, TN, allegedly shoplifted items from a Walmart in Saraland. He allegedly fought back against store loss prevention employees and assaulted a good Samaritan that tried to help. He fled the store in a vehicle that police later learned was stolen from Milton.

The pursuit continued north on I-65 where spike strips were deployed and disabled his vehicle at the 71 mile marker, about two miles north of the Highway 113 Flomaton exit.

Daughtery was charged with first degree robbery, first degree attempted assault, first degree receiving stolen property, third degree theft of property and reckless endangerment. He was also cited for  driving on a revoked license, running a red light, not using a turn signal and an improper lane change.

Daughtery may face additional charges in Florida related to the stolen vehicle.


10 Responses to “I-65 Police Chase Ends Near Flomaton Exit; Vehicle Stolen From Florida”

  1. Flomaton Citizen on July 9th, 2013 6:14 am

    Thanks PCI Police for helping out..Flomaton would have helped, but by the time the officers drove from home to the Police station to pick up a police car the chase would have been over.

  2. 911 on July 8th, 2013 3:46 pm

    Tribal officers are cross deputized and do have all authority is Escambia county.

  3. 429SCJ on July 8th, 2013 2:32 pm

    I think it is great that the PCI Tribal Police assisted in this capture. The thing that I am curious about though is what is their authority beyond tribal lands? Do they have authority to exercise restraint and deadly force in Escambia County Alabama in general?

    No one wants to have a misunderstanding.

  4. pci on July 8th, 2013 1:17 pm

    thanks memyselfandi we try to help our brothers in blue to the best of our abilities.

  5. memyselfandi on July 8th, 2013 10:08 am

    Also a big Thank You to the POARCH CREEK TRIBAL POLICE DEPT. for you doing the great service yall did to help put this criminal in jail. Yall guys are awesome!!!

  6. Robert S. on July 8th, 2013 5:42 am

    They should have also charged him with damage to highly specialized equipment. ie: the spike strips.
    Sounds like this guy has more to hide than a few trinkets from W-Mart.
    Glad he’s in the slammer.
    Thank you Alabama LEO.

  7. Yep on July 8th, 2013 4:43 am

    Fortunately, not all of Florida is “no chase.” That’s pretty much just limited to Escambia County because of its frugality. The administration doesn’t want to put the felons behind bars at the risk of lawsuits. This county has NO balls, which is why the crime rate went up in 2012 when the rest of the state went down. 12.3% increase in violent crime from 2011, when the state overall went down 5.1% (http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/Content/FSAC/Data—Statistics-%281%29/UCR-Offense-Data/UCR-Offense-Data.aspx). The only good thing about Escambia County is its proximity to Alabama, so if a fleeing felon crosses into their state, something will actually be done.

  8. LEO on July 8th, 2013 3:05 am

    Good thing this happened in Alabama. If it would have been in Escambia County this guy would be walking around right now thanks to the restricted chase policy. The general public has absolutely no clue how many criminals and felons we have to see take off and we cant do a thing about it. They even tell us now that they know all they have to do is run and we will stop.

  9. CW on July 8th, 2013 2:52 am


    Very true! Florida’s “no chase” law would have let this guy get away with no way to find him.

  10. Patriot on July 8th, 2013 12:54 am

    Let’s see…felony charges, stolen car, flees, Cops chase, bad guy ends up in jail.

    Seems simple enough…

    Where’s all the naysayers who think the Cops should just “get the tag” and arrest him later…..

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