Manhunt In Barrineau Park: One Arrested

September 30, 2017

A manhunt was underway Friday afternoon and into Friday night along the Perdido River near Barrineau Park.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office confirmed they were assisting the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) in the search that included multiple K-9 units and a FWC helicopter.

At least two people  reportedly fled a vehicle as FWC closed on them, prompting the manhunt. One suspect reportedly remained on the run Saturday morning, while was booked into jail during the early morning hours Saturday.

Christopher Ray Findley, age 45 of Molino was booked into the Escambia County Jail about 3:30 a.m. on FWC charges  of felony driving with license suspended habitual offender, resisting an officer and attached license plate not assigned. He was also arrested on an outstanding warrant from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office for felony fleeing and eluding police, resiting an officer and reckless driving.He is being held on a $19,000 bond.

Residents of the area reported heavy law enforcement activity on Perdido Lake Road, Vantage Road and other areas near the river. One resident of Perdido Lake Road reported that suspect was seen running from their property to the Perdido River Friday night.

Messages sent by to a FWC spokesperson were not returned Friday night. Further details were not available. file photos, click to enlarge.


4 Responses to “Manhunt In Barrineau Park: One Arrested”

  1. Gary Cooper on October 3rd, 2017 2:50 am

    Why was this guy out of prison? Will he be turned loose again?

  2. Willis on September 30th, 2017 2:03 pm

    Good thing FWC still has officers to patrol the area.

  3. Dan on September 30th, 2017 10:06 am

    This clown just got out of prison last year. Go get you a bicycle a horse or something this driving is gonna get you fifteen years this time

  4. mick on September 30th, 2017 8:50 am

    This one to put it bluntly is nothing but a leech on society looking at past charges he lives everyday to break the law, and prey on society. He needs to go to prison until he is an old man. If he was going to change his ways he would have done it a long time ago

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