Cantonment Man, Four Others Arrested In Armed Burglary

February 16, 2017

Five people – including a Cantonment man – have been arrested on various charges after they were involved in an armed burglary incident on Sunday.

Arrested were:

  • Terry Jackson, 34, of the 1000 block of McKenzie Road, Cantonment. Charged with two counts of burglary, one count of fleeing and eluding, and one count of criminal mischief.
  • Joshua Miller, 30, address unavailable. Charged with two counts of burglary and one count possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. Miller also has an outstanding warrant from Manatee County for armed bank robbery.
  • Joseph McElroy, 35, of the 200 block of Airport Boulevard, Pensacola. Charged with armed burglary, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and criminal mischief.
  • Tina McDaniel, 35, of the 200 block of North Pinewood, Pensacola. Charged with two counts of burglary and one count of criminal mischief.
  • Amanda Combs, 29, of the 3000 block of Muldoon Road, Pensacola. Charged with two counts of burglary and one count of criminal mischief.

Detective Matt Mercado said officers were dispatched to an armed burglary call at a  residence in the 700 block of West Government Street around 10 a.m. Sunday (Feb. 12). Mercado said Combs, McDaniel, Jackson, McElroy, and Miller had gone to the  residence, cut through a fence and then broke a lock and latch off a storage trailer on the property. Mercado said the property owner – Warren Williams, 49 – had asked Combs and McDaniel several times to remove their personal belongings from the trailer, but they hadn’t and arrived unannounced on Sunday.

Williams called police during the burglary, and before officers arrived, McElroy also pulled the power meter from the house. Williams went outside to confront the suspects and when he did, Mercado said McElroy pointed a handgun at him and threatened to  shoot him. McElroy then entered the trailer with Combs and McDaniel and discharged the firearm inside the trailer while Williams was trying to keep the door shut until police arrived.

As an officer arrived, Jackson and Miller got into a truck and fled the scene and McElroy exited the trailer and fled on foot. Officers pursued the truck but discontinued the pursuit after a short time.

Jackson was taken into custody around 5 p.m. Sunday at a home in the 200 block of Airport Boulevard.

Detectives and PPD SWAT members returned to the residence on Tuesday to execute a search warrant for McElroy and Miller. Mercado said SWAT officers were involved because officers had received information that McElroy and Miller had threatened to shoot officers if they tried to take them into custody. Both suspects were taken into custody at the house without incident.

On Tuesday, detectives seized a .32 caliber handgun fired in the burglary incident on Sunday and also some methamphetamine from the house. The investigation is continuing.


34 Responses to “Cantonment Man, Four Others Arrested In Armed Burglary”

  1. family on February 19th, 2017 7:33 pm

    Thank you for those that recognize my nephew, Terry Jackson has made some bad decisions and not the person you may remember or have known. I know his heart, as you do. This is not who he is. We, as a family, pray that he gets the help he needs and can turn his life around. People should not judge. You never know what someone is going through. Pray for them all!

  2. Noname on February 18th, 2017 7:15 pm

    I know all these guys hell Josh, Amanda,mccroy, don’t really know Tina and forget Terry. But y’all messed up bad this time. I’m recovering from that place and ecsambia is acess pool.. Everyone is against everyone.. Honestly there is no saviour but themselves.. No one can make them change unless they want to change.. Believe these people are a product of their environment..

  3. David Huie Green on February 17th, 2017 11:37 pm

    “instead of judging someone else’s mistakes in life … We should be praying for them to find their way in life no matter what religion we practice … People are not bad themselves … Drugs & poor choices & decisions are though!”

    If people are never bad, then “bad” doesn’t exist. Inanimate objects like drugs just sit there. People make choices and decisions according to the kind of people they are. If I decide to kill or steal or otherwise hurt others, that is MY decision based on who I am. If I am the kind of person to decide that way, I am bad.

    You are judging people wrong for judging others wrong. It would be wrong to let criminals continue to prey on others out of fear of being judged judgmental. Any theology which leaves the innocent unprotected is flawed.

    David for sanity

  4. David Huie Green on February 17th, 2017 11:22 pm

    “I spent time in prison, doesn’t make me a bad person,”

    No, but the actions which led to that event may indicate you weren’t being a good person at the time. Sure, some act like they have their hearts set on going to prison, but — generally speaking — police don’t like to arrest innocent people, prosecutors don’t want to prosecute innocent people, juries don’t want to convict innocent people, judges don’t like to sentence even the guilty harshly.

    David for better people

  5. Neice on February 17th, 2017 9:28 pm

    This breaks my heart…Terry Jackson and I went to Jim Allen together. Terry was very intelligent and fun to be around! I pray that addiction will be broken and that he will be able to recover and change before it’s too late. Praying for you Terry!!!

  6. sheree on February 17th, 2017 4:46 pm

    I spent time in prison, doesn’t make me a bad person, I never went back, everybody is not the same.

  7. Disgusted #2 on February 17th, 2017 4:29 pm

    Crack Kills……….Get some help or it will kill you! Sad

  8. Marion Brown on February 17th, 2017 5:31 am

    Tyler: Yeah, maybe we should hug more huh? That will fix everything? Let’s not judge them for the actions THEY chose to take? Let’s not judge them for pointing a gun at someone? So without OUR judgement of people, where do we as a society set a standard of what is right and what is wrong? That is the issue facing our youth today, everyone say we are too harsh, be nice, talk softly, don’t point fingers and keep your hands in your pockets…..for your unlawful actions, there are consequences. I’m sorry but yes, we must judge both our own actions and others. It teaches right from wrong and outlines what mistakes were made so we don’t repeat them. It all starts as parents and it is 100% the parents responsibility to teach this. If the child grown to not respect their parent(s) then they will not respect anyone in society to include teachers, police or anyone. I totally disagree with you.

  9. SJ on February 16th, 2017 10:42 pm

    All 3 of these men have spent time in county jail or state prison. They will never learn a thing. Keep them behind bars where they belong.

  10. Bill on February 16th, 2017 8:46 pm

    The fine Judges in Escambia County with have them back out on the streets in no time.

  11. Tyler Anderson on February 16th, 2017 5:33 pm

    It is very sad for such young people these days to be hooked on drugs … But who are we as human beings to judge any of them … I am sure these individuals come from good families & they have just fell off into the wrong kind of crowds which gave lead to bad choices & decisions … We should stop judging other people so harshly & take a look at our own choices & decisions in our own lives … These individuals ALL have families instead of judging someone else’s mistakes in life … We should be praying for them to find their way in life no matter what religion we practice … People are not bad themselves … Drugs & poor choices & decisions are though!

  12. Gary on February 16th, 2017 3:45 pm

    I agree with David.

  13. Mark on February 16th, 2017 3:16 pm

    I hope they keep these people in prison long enough to learn their lesson and make our community a safer place.

  14. chris in Molino on February 16th, 2017 2:49 pm

    A rough lookin bunch. Sadly, there’s a bunch of people like this. They have become an epidemic.

  15. Pepe on February 16th, 2017 1:43 pm

    Terry, please get it together. You need to find better people than this to spend time with. Go back to church. Go talk to Coach Labouny or Stanhope. People in Pensacola still care about you boy.

  16. Howie F. on February 16th, 2017 1:36 pm

    Disgusting group of drug trash. Send them to jail and keep them. We as citizens need our firearms. Just like we needed them over a week ago when Billy Boy Boyette and Mary Rice was on the run. The Judge who always allowed Boyette out of jail/prison needs to turn himself in and spend some time in a Mental Hospital for stupidity. That’s why every election they have you retain or dismiss a Judge that is in office. I always vote to send them on. It’s probably one of those or several who make stupid choices and allow criminals back on the streets.

  17. steve ankney on February 16th, 2017 11:44 am

    And the sad thing is they wanna dis arm law abiding citizens like myself so we cant defend ourselves from the trash like this. Smdh!

  18. Carol on February 16th, 2017 11:13 am

    Everyone is mentioning drugs in the comments and I didn’t see that mentioned in the article. I’m not saying what they did was right. It wasn’t . However, Wasn’t the things in the trailer that the girl was taking her stuff? I’m wondering why she thought she had to break in at night to retrieve it. I think there is more to the story than is being told.

  19. Disgusted on February 16th, 2017 11:12 am

    I know Jackson and combs and it’s sad to see what methamphetamine has done to them. It’s sickening to even admit I know these people.

  20. just sayin on February 16th, 2017 10:01 am

    Those discount tattoo parlor neck tattoo’s really suit you all well. And those pink highlights. Fine outstanding citizens.

  21. River on February 16th, 2017 9:37 am

    Looks like these men have made a choice. They’re not going to be good citizens. Women clean yourself up. The help is out there.

  22. DJC on February 16th, 2017 9:30 am

    @ Chaz:
    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the trash is everywhere. When you find a place without it, please let me know!

  23. tg on February 16th, 2017 9:25 am

    Anytime i see a neck tattoo i think trouble.

  24. bible thumper on February 16th, 2017 9:18 am

    Wow – these are sooo messed up. I guess they’re not familiar with the bible verses in Exodus 20: Thou shalt not steal. Though shalt not kill. Or the lesser known Lev 19:28: You shall not print any marks upon you.

  25. di on February 16th, 2017 8:31 am

    The most frightening thing, besides looking at them, is there are so many like them still wandering our streets.

  26. Unbelievable on February 16th, 2017 7:32 am

    Lord look how young they are and how old meth has made them look. That’s awful.

  27. Sam on February 16th, 2017 6:53 am

    I’m guessing they’re back on the street in less than a week.

  28. Chaz on February 16th, 2017 6:22 am

    Oh the trash in this town. Can’t wait to escape.

  29. Jessie on February 16th, 2017 6:20 am

    I’m sorry but all of these people look like they need a bath.

  30. christian on February 16th, 2017 5:47 am

    they look like overgrown hoods.

  31. Amanda Cale on February 16th, 2017 5:34 am

    Well, it appears that the garbage truck has arrived and 5 pieces of trash have been taken away. Enjoy prison boys and girls and say no to drugs.

  32. Good grief on February 16th, 2017 5:29 am

    Crime must be a hard way of life. For these five to be so young, they look really rough. This lifestyle is definitely taking its toll.

  33. mick on February 16th, 2017 4:00 am

    The felons need to go back to prison and the rest of the gutter trash to follow

  34. David McClenithan on February 16th, 2017 3:51 am

    They all look like Meth Heads!

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