Cantonment Man Gets Prison Time For Crashing Stolen Motorcycle Into Deputy’s Cruiser

September 30, 2014

A Cantonment man is headed to prison for stealing a motorcycle and crashing into an Escambia County deputy’s cruiser.

Charles Black, age 24 of McKenzie Road, was convicted of  fleeing/eluding law enforcement, grand theft of a motor vehicle and criminal mischief.  He was sentenced by Judge Michael Jones to 30 months in state prison.

Back on December 2,  2013, a deputy parked at Blue Angel Parkway and Mobile Highway observed Black driving a  motorcycle erratically with no lights.  The deputy followed, attempting a traffic stop at about Mobile Highway and Massachusetts Avenue. After the motorcycle stopped, the deputy reported Black appeared to be reaching for something. Then the motorcycle accelerated and ran into the deputy’s patrol vehicle.

A short time later, Black lost control while turning onto Fairfield Drive and crashed into a utility pole. According to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, the 2008 Kawaski motorcycle had been reported stolen on November 30, 2013. The motorcycle was extensively damaged in the crash.

Black was also convicted of the November 10, 2013, theft of a Ford Ranger and sentenced to 30 months in state prison to be served concurrently.


One Response to “Cantonment Man Gets Prison Time For Crashing Stolen Motorcycle Into Deputy’s Cruiser”

  1. Christine Shiver on September 30th, 2014 8:35 pm

    Praying for this young man and his family.

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