Charges Against Police Chase Suspect Upgraded To Four Counts Of Attempted Murder

November 5, 2018

Charges have been upgraded against a duo charged in connection with a wild, shots fired,  10-mile long police pursuit early October 7 through Escambia County. A deputy’s vehicle was struck by gunfire at least twice during the pursuit that ended on Nine Mile Road. There were no injuries reported.

Christopher Michael Chancey, age 29 of Ten Mile Road, is now charged with attempted first degree premeditated murder with a firearm, three counts of attempted second degree murder with firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, fleeing and eluding and resisting an officer. He is accused of the attempted murder of four deputies.

Charges have been upgraded against Brittany Wagner. She has been charged with principal to first degree murder with a firearm and three counts of principal to attempted second degree murder with a firearm.

A deputy attempted to stop a 2003 Dodge Dakota driven by Chancey at the intersection of Jackson Street and Old Corry Field Road after an improper lane change.  The vehicle accelerated away, passing other vehicles in no passing zones. The deputy turned off his emergency lights and discontinued the attempted traffic stop.

A second deputy observed the vehicle slide out of a parking lot and turn northbound on New Warrington Road at a high rate of speed. The deputy attempted a traffic stop as someone fired a weapon at him from the vehicle. The deputy reported seeing the muzzle flash and hearing the gunfire, at which time he swerved his patrol vehicle to avoid being shot. Multiple deputies joined in the chase.

At Fairfield Drive and South Dakota Street, additional shots were fired at deputies. Chancery then turned on W Street and then onto Pensacola Boulevard. On Pensacola Boulevard, the vehicle continued northbound in the southbound lanes. Deputies continue to purse the vehicle as it turned eastbound onto Nine Mile Road.

At the intersection of Nine Mile Road and Old Palafox, a deputy ended the chase by using the PIT-maneuver. The driver, later identified as Chancey, ran from truck. He was taken into custody at gunpoint.

A search of the vehicle revealed numerous bullet holes in the rear glass of the vehicle and a hole in the tailgate. A 9mm hangun was found on the ground outside the driver’s door of the pickup with an empty magazine and chamber. A second unloaded 9mm magazine was on the driver’s seat.

The passenger, Wagner, told deputies that they had left a party in Brownsville and got into an argument. She said Chancey accelerated away from deputies and fired several shots. Wagner said she handed Chancey a backpack that she knew to contain a firearm during the pursuit.

Chancey remained in the Escambia County Jail Monday with bond set at just over $1.1 million. Wagner is being held with bond set at $1 million.

Chase images are from a low quality reader submitted video by Grant Vinson for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Comments

One Response to “Charges Against Police Chase Suspect Upgraded To Four Counts Of Attempted Murder”

  1. bill on November 7th, 2018 8:38 am

    you cant fix stupid !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





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