Convicted Felon On The Run Prompts Molino Park Lockdown
January 11, 2017
A McDavid man that ran from deputies during a traffic stop caused the lockdown of Molino Park Elementary School on Tuesday.
Deputies and K-9 units setup a perimeter with deputies along Highway 97 and Crabtree Church Road behind the school. Thompson, 46, was taken into custody within the perimeter about two hours later.
Thompson was charged with a felony for habitually driving with a suspended license and resisting an officer without violence. He remained in the Escambia County Jail early Wednesday with bond set at $3,000.
In May 2013, Thompson, 43, was sentenced to three years in state prison for resisting an officer with violence, operating a vehicle with a revoked license as a habitual traffic offender, failure to appear on the traffic charge, and failure to appear and violating probation on charges of possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted felon, destroying evidence, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and resisting arrest without violence.
Thompson was convicted of striking an Escambia County deputy with a truck in attempt to avoid arrest.
Pictured top: A deputy outside the gate to Molino Park Elementary School during a lockdown Monday afternoon. Pictured bottom: A deputy maintains a perimeter. NorthEscambia.com photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge