Cantonment Man Facing Charges For Drugs And Stolen Gun

May 10, 2017

A Cantonment man is facing multiple charges after deputies allegedly caught him in a vehicle with a stolen firearm and drugs.

Shane Thomas Black, 23,was charged with carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, grand theft of a firearm, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also cited for driving with a suspended license.

Escambia County deputies reported stopping Black on Dolphin Road, just off Tate Road, in the Cantonment area.  According to an arrest report, Black had a .45 caliber pistol readily accessible and in his immediate control on the passenger seat of his vehicle while he was in he driver’s seat. He reportedly admitted to deputies that he stole the weapon.

Deputies also reported Black had less than 20 grams of marijuana in his possession and a glass smoking pipe and metal spoon with a white, powdery residue.

Thomas remained in the Escambia County Jail Wednesday with bond set at $13,000.


5 Responses to “Cantonment Man Facing Charges For Drugs And Stolen Gun”

  1. Debbie Peaden on April 13th, 2018 3:56 pm

    I was wondering about where the belief (or rumor) began that R W “Smokey” Peaden had perfect recall. And, it’s quite the coincidence that this was published on Mr. Peaden’s birthday. Albeit, 18 year’s after his death.

  2. David Huie Green on May 13th, 2017 9:40 pm

    “Why did they stop him to begin with?”

    Maybe they recognized him as being one known to lack a valid drivers license. R. W. “Smokey” Peaden was reported to have perfect recall and to read all wanted posters before going out on patrol, that he arrested several fugitives while a policeman. He went downhill later but was a force for good for several years.

    Imagine recreating his abilities. Consider the near future with facial recognition tied to outstanding arrest warrants, suspects, expired or revoked drivers licenses and patrol vehicle cameras.

    Crooks would be scared to go out in public.

    David for a brave new world

  3. Road Scholar on May 10th, 2017 10:34 pm

    @ nod……He was interrupting the normal flow of law enforcement.

  4. nod on May 10th, 2017 7:36 pm

    Why did they stop him to begin with?

  5. deBugger on May 10th, 2017 3:34 pm

    imagined quote:

    “Yeah, I’m riding dirty. Stolen gun, weed, paraphernalia, & maybe some meth leftovers… Take me to jail.”

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