Cantonment Man Arrested For May 2016 Hit And Run Crash

February 15, 2017

A Cantonment man on the lam since a 2016 hit and run crash in Cantonment is now behind bars.

Colby Chase Myrick, 26, is charged with leaving the scene of a crash with injuries, leaving the scene of a crash with property damage, driving while license revoked habitual, reckless driving with injuries, driving while license expired more than six months and tampering with evidence. He also faces citations for failure to report a crash and failure to provide insurance in a crash. He was booked into the Escambia County Jail with bond set at $23,000.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Myrick was traveling northbound on Wegner Avenue approaching Mintz Lane on May 31, 2016, when he failed to stop at a yield sign and struck a Toyota Avalon driven by 71-year old Elizabeth Harris of Cantonment.

The Toyota left the roadway and struck a concrete table and landscaping at 302 Wegner Avenue, while Myrick fled fled the scene in a Dodge Ram northbound  on Wegner Avenue. Harris and her six-year old passenger suffered minor injuries.

Over two weeks later, the 1996 Dodge Ram was located on Well Line Road and positively identified as the vehicle involved in the crash. The vehicle was identified by a piece of the front grill left behind at the crash scene with a chrome skull with two guns mounted to the front.

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15 Responses to “Cantonment Man Arrested For May 2016 Hit And Run Crash”

  1. Penny on February 15th, 2017 7:23 pm

    I meant to say hurt worse!! They got some scrapes and bruises but it could have been worse, especially at the rate of speed he was going!!

  2. Penny on February 15th, 2017 7:20 pm

    This happened to my mother and my child!! I am still Praising the Lord that they did not get hurt!! My prayer is still for this young man to turn his life around and do better!! People can change if they truely want to and with help
    from the Lord!!

  3. David Huie Green on February 15th, 2017 7:13 pm

    EXTENSION:
    “he will sit there until someone comes up with at least 10 percent of the bond amount.”…

    which they will never see again.

    David for better drivers

  4. K on February 15th, 2017 5:19 pm

    having a bond and being able to pay the bond are two different things. he will sit there until someone comes up with at least 10 percent of the bond amount.

    if there were sufficient evidence that he were a flight risk, there would be no bond.

  5. chris on February 15th, 2017 4:04 pm

    No I think he was conscious when he was driving. But he had no conscience when he left the scene of the hit and run.

  6. Dennis on February 15th, 2017 12:36 pm

    area resident
    That is probably the max they can set it at with his charges.

  7. Sidney on February 15th, 2017 11:59 am

    Apparently no conscious whatsoever, just sad.. must make his parents proud.

  8. Hilton on February 15th, 2017 9:44 am

    leaving a child to suffer. What a coward and a non man .

  9. Puddin from Beulah on February 15th, 2017 9:29 am

    I always say “It’s not if you get caught, but when you get caught”. Sooner or later people get sloppy.

  10. William on February 15th, 2017 9:27 am

    >>I thought that they arrested someone else for this same crime a couple of months ago. Or am I mistaken?

    The vehicle owner was arrested for allowing an unauthorized person to drive or some similar charge.

  11. Walnut Hill Roy on February 15th, 2017 9:24 am

    I thought that they arrested someone else for this same crime a couple of months ago. Or am I mistaken?

  12. jeeperman on February 15th, 2017 9:01 am

    Would be interesting to know if someone squealed or if he was found to have open warrants via some other incidental contact with LEO.

  13. anne 1of2 on February 15th, 2017 7:40 am

    So where is the guaranteed jail time for every hit and run driver? That’s the law we need badly in this area. This guy doesn’t care who he runs into, his plan is to drive away.

  14. area resident on February 15th, 2017 7:03 am

    Six mos on the lam and his bail is set at $23,000? Will he actually come back?

  15. 429SCJ on February 15th, 2017 5:53 am

    Great work Law Enforcement.

    A few seasons on a road gang and Mr Myrick will have his priorities straight.





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