Cantonment Manhunt Continues For Hours

November 29, 2018

A manhunt for a man wanted on felony warrants continued into the evening Thursday in Cantonment.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office was searching for Jordon King, 19, according to Maj. Andrew Hobbs, spokesman for the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. He said King has outstanding warrants for burglary and a stolen vehicle.

No further description was provided.

King reportedly ran out of a house and away from deputies as they attempted to arrest him.

The manhunt led to the lockdown of Kingsfield Elementary and Ransom Middle schools earlier in the day as deputies searched the area. [Read more...]

Pictured: Deputies converge on Highway 297A in the area of Kingsfield Road and Meander Circle. Photos for, click to enlarge.


20 Responses to “Cantonment Manhunt Continues For Hours”

  1. nod on November 30th, 2018 9:24 pm

    he is fast.

  2. K on November 30th, 2018 8:26 pm

    @ Total Fail (and anyone who agrees with her.)

    (1) Getting 100’s of parents into an already fluid situation and then safely getting them all back out again without creating a situation to allow the escape of the person they’re looking for is not feasible. lockdown with a few officers per school, search in a pattern outward from the school as a starting point, and then relax lockdown the farther away from the school the search progresses.

    This is exactly what they did… in short, they guaranteed the safety of the kids first, established a safer environment for the public via massive response 2nd, and then began a co-ordinated search for someone with a warrant who is known for fleeing from police.

    I am not sure how they could have done it better. So by all means any one of you with an all seeing eye who think like @Total Fail please do write an operations manual for escambia county with your copious wisdom.

    and to close: the police have *Zero* blame in this. this *ALL* falls on the head of the jerk who ran from police. It’s *ALL* on him. If he has any family or friends that help him, they can share the blame with him. all because this little car thief is too weak to man up and face the charges he’s already caught before all this.

  3. Sheep Protector on November 30th, 2018 4:07 pm

    You poor sheep people are so gullible. These clowns that break into cars and steal cars are usually armed. Why? Because sheep people leave their cars unlocked with firearms inside. And, these clowns are out at three or four in the morning grabbing door handles in your cozy little neighborhood while you sleep. Then, they find an unlocked car with the keys in it or use your valet key in the owners manual. Bam ! Now they drive off with your car, a fistful of change, and a stolen firearm. Happens every night in this county. So cry me a river when you were not personally notified by Crime Stoppers or the ECSO that this guy was seen in a residence near the school. No one is more concerned about the safety of your children, than law enforcement. Trust me.

  4. gixxerstunter on November 30th, 2018 12:33 pm

    Some of these comments are absurd. Let’s all leave the fleeing felon alone. Don’t worry he won’t do anything to keep from being caught and taken back to jail. He won’t hurt or tale a child hostage. Does anyone know this for an absolute fact? Nope. So let our deputy’s do their jobs and if you see something say something. Keep the ignorance coming. It’s very entertaining.

  5. Total FAIL on November 30th, 2018 12:11 pm

    @ Rhonda yes this was a total fail on several parts! If the county felt it was necessary to utilize so many men and women (deputies) and potentially put 100’s of students into a dangerous situation then parents should have been called to pick up their kids. I would have gladly picked up my child and all their friends to take home vs having them walk home. Instead we allow them to walk down Kingsfield where a wanted individual is in the area? He obviously doesn’t want to be caught so if they see him what happens?? Do they shoot him? Does he shoot police? Kids? Wow… I guess you are right this wasn’t a failed situation it was really thought out in the best interest for everyone involved. NOT!!! Smh thanks for wasting my tax dollars.

    I just wish they would have the testicular fortitude to apologize to the facility, families, students and community for dropping the ball on this one. Maybe they learned?! Maybe…

  6. Sheep Protector on November 30th, 2018 10:42 am

    Let us understand that common good people are the sheep. People who prey on the sheep are the wolves. Those who protect the sheep are the sheep dogs. When the sheep dog corners the wolf, the wolf will hurt or kill to survive. Some sheep are brave enough to take on the wolf to protect the herd. So when I see these Deputies in full force hunting this felon, in my neighborhood, it makes me feel safer, not scared. Maybe it will keep future wolves away from here. Maybe you would rather see them doing a donut strike, or handing out good behavior certificates. Not me. Keep on keeping us safe. Sheep Dogs!

  7. Josh on November 30th, 2018 10:00 am


    You’re faulting a parent for being concerned about her kid and others. When you’re like “ aiggght. They all good! No problems for me. Well, are we are cutting you down for your opinion? Why are you cutting her down? Take some medicine and have a drink? Get some manners man. Shouldn’t be treating people that way.

  8. A Alex on November 30th, 2018 8:42 am

    What? Kids “were”safe!!! What if the guy pushed your child into the house as the child was going in so he would then have a safe place to hide from the dogs

  9. paul on November 30th, 2018 8:27 am

    You would think he killed someone by the amount of police involved.. I wonder how high his bond will be? He’ll probably walk the same day he’s caught…

  10. EggsNBacon on November 30th, 2018 8:20 am

    I’m assuming as the cops were gone from the area (that I saw) this morning that they caught him?

  11. Tim A. on November 30th, 2018 8:08 am

    Take a pill Melissa and have a drink please. Traffic pulling off the side of the road won’t hurt your kids, the cars gently move over as the police cars go by. If you were a witness, why did you let the kids walk along the side of the road? Gee Melissa, you sound as everyone was driving 70 mph and slid off the pavement almost hitting children?

    And ok, wait a minute Melissa. The “police dogs barking” scared your kids? Do police dogs bark any differently than regular dogs? Maybe it’s like a siren or something? Geeze, it was a dog on a leash barking, I saw it. What should scare you are the dogs in your neighborhood NOT on a leash and barking.

    There is most likely more to this story like this guy was armed with a firearm or other charges but it’s our police attempting to make our community safer.

  12. Concerned Parent on November 30th, 2018 7:53 am

    ???? WOW!!!!! How could anyone think that because this guy is ONLY a car thief who also breaks into homes that children are safe around him? “He broke into cars not take kids come on people”??? “This dude is hiding from the cops he’s not interested in your kids”?? Ever heard of a hostage? Or an accident? As a parent it should have been MY decision if I wasnted my child walking home in the middle of a manhunt! Or are you saying that since he’s a skilled criminal we should consider him trustworthy? He would NEVER hurt a child or catch additional charges just to save his own self? Are you even a parent?

  13. Steve on November 30th, 2018 6:44 am

    A controlled dismissal should have occurred. The school gave an “all clear” and lifted lockdown, which means the threat no longer exists. You don’t put the entire county force and more looking for someone who simply “broke into some cars.” And most of us aren’t “annoyed” we are upset at the fact the the superintendent allowed kids to walk through a wanted felon man hunt. This isn’t a petty thing.

  14. Melissa on November 30th, 2018 1:14 am


  15. Rhonda on November 29th, 2018 11:34 pm

    NOT a total fail on the school board’s part. Decisions have to be made on if there is imminent danger to children and how to proceed. This dude is hiding from the cops he’s not interested in your kids. PLUS school can not be dismissed until the lockdown is lifted. So by your logic they’d all still be at school right now at 10:30 pm because the suspect still hasn’t been found. Geez there was plenty of deputies around to be sure students within a walking distance were safe getting home. Some people look for anything to be annoyed about. And for the record it is never the school board’s responsibility to explain to you what type of situations the sheriff’s department is involved in. Not to mention the sheriff’s department doesn’t even divulge all of that info to anyone.

  16. Not big deal on November 29th, 2018 9:10 pm

    He broke into cars not take kids come people

  17. Concerned Parent on November 29th, 2018 8:34 pm

    Yes. A call was made about the lockdown and then again when it was lifted. . Not once was it mentioned that this guy was still hiding out around the area and had not been apprehended! Why were parents not notified of this! My child walked home from school and I was under the impression that since the lockdown was lifted that the situation had been diffused. Total fail on the school boards part and I’m sure I’m not the only furious parent!!

  18. Chelse on November 29th, 2018 7:12 pm

    Actually a call was made me and my husband got one from the super attendant of Escambia county alerting that their had been a temporary lockdown due to off campus police activity and then they called back a few hours later to alert that the lockdown had been lifted. Make sure to check with the school and that they have a updated phone number so you will get the calls for any future problems.

  19. Way to go! on November 29th, 2018 6:56 pm

    Why were Kingsfield Elementary and Ransom Middle taken off lockdown? When I went to pick up my child at 4:00 from Ransom over 20 deputies were out there blocking roads, on foot and running dogs. Although I appreciate they are actively searching for a wanted individual, I don’t understand why a call wasn’t placed to parents or why walkers were allowed to walk into potential danger? Poor planning and lack of communication from sheriffs dept and/or School district! Safety of our kids should be the #1 priority not an afterthought!!

  20. decimal on November 29th, 2018 6:32 pm

    really no further description? white/black/brown? height, weight, discerning marks or tattoos, wearing? seriously?????

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