ECSO Identifies Man On The Run Following Sunday Manhunt In Molino

November 12, 2018

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office has identified a suspect on the run following manhunt in Molino on Sunday.

An Escambia County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant got behind a white pickup truck pulling a utility trailer with no tag. Before the deputy initiated a traffic stop, the vehicle pulled into the yard of  a residence on Molino Road just east of Nicholson Drive.  A few minutes later, the resident called the Sheriff’s Office to report that a male had ran from the truck toward a wooded area.

Deputies responded and a female that was in the vehicle identified the male as 27-year old Colby Chase Myrick, who had a violation of probation warrant, according to Sgt. Melanie Peterson, spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office. They also determined the the pickup truck was stolen.

Escambia County deputies and a K-9 team from the Century Correctional Institution searched the area south of Molino Road and east of Highway 95A for several hours. Their search continued well into the afternoon and progressed at least as far south as Meharg Road.

During the search, deputies located a gun in the woods that they believe Myrick left behind, Peterson said.

Additional warrants will be issued for Myrick including charges of grand theft of a motor vehicle, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

Pictured: Colby Chase Myrick in a 2017 booking photo. NorthEscambia.com file photo.

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25 Responses to “ECSO Identifies Man On The Run Following Sunday Manhunt In Molino”

  1. ANITA on November 17th, 2018 7:08 pm

    OK I READ ALL THE COMMENTS , BUT I REALLY HAVE TO SAY THIS : HE MAY BE A GOOD PERSON, HAS A FAMILY AND LOTS OF FRIENDS WHO LOVE AND CARE ABOUT HIM, MY QUESTION TO THAT IS, ” IF YALL LOVE N CARE ABOUT HIM SO MUCH, WHY DIDNT ANYONE STOP HIM FROM HANGING AROUND THE WRONG PERSON AND GET HIM THE HELP THAT SOME ARE SAYING HE NEEDS?” OK NOW, HANGING AROUND THE WRONG GUY, WAS THAT WRONG GUY DRIVING THAT VEHICLE WHEN THE HIT N RUN OCCURRED OR WAS IT THIS GUY THAT FINALLY GOT CAUGHT THAT EVERYONE CARES ABOUT? NO OFFENSE TO ANYONE, MAKING SURE THATS CLEAR.. BUT WHAT ABOUT THE FAMILY OF THE PERSON THAT GOT HIT BY THE VEHEICLE THAT HE WAS DRIVING? I THINK HE SHOULD PAY FOR HIS CRIMES, HE IS NO BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE.. DO THE CRIME, DO THE TIME… JUST MY OPINION, N NOTHING MORE! JUST SAYIN…. HAVE A NICE DAY!!!

  2. Molino Girl on November 16th, 2018 10:04 pm

    Emorej Si Laer and Good Grief.

    Absolutely Agree! Glad to see some people still have common sense and believe in personal responsibility.

  3. Eh on November 14th, 2018 7:59 pm

    Sure is funny how so many “GOOD” people (criminals) just fall in with the wrong crowd. He’s an adult who made his own decisions. Stop being ignorant.

  4. Emorej Si Laer on November 13th, 2018 12:56 pm

    So I have a question… When did accountability become the improper method of addressing wrong doing for SOME? At age 27, no person can blame any other person for their decisions. If he did not KNOW what he did was wrong, he would not have run… ditched the gun… STILL be running.

    Flag on the play… illegal motion, 10 to 25 year penalty, then repeat 2nd down. It is the very design of team sports that taught us we have chances and opportunities. If we miss our opportunities to succeed, we must then endure the wait period, often consisting of punitive setback, but as long as time has not run out in the game, we will get a brand new opportunity, consisting of another set of chances… and guess what… as long as he’s on the field of play, he gets the SAME opportunities as everyone else and must play by the SAME rules as everyone else, regardless of who has coached him, where he graduated from, what his last name is, NOTHING keeps him, or you, or me from being governed by the SAME RULES.

  5. goodgrief on November 13th, 2018 12:05 pm

    Oh good grief. These comments are nauseating. If some of you care so much about him, go pick him up and turn him into law enforcement and let him FACE THE MUSIC, for the crimes HE HAS COMMITTED! He is a grown butt man, not a toddler! This is the kind of “emotion before brains” that has caused our legal system to be the laughing stock of the universe, caused our LEO turnover rate to soar, and inflated the Attorney incomes to the highest levels ever. If you’d let the good guys do their job, and quit feeling sorry for “poor little johnny” because he can’t control himself, we’d be in a much better place as a nation! My best advice to this guy: Turn yourself in. It may save your life.

  6. traumaqueen on November 13th, 2018 11:57 am

    To those of you that keep saying he is a good guy caught up in a bad situation..at what point do we hold this 27 y/o accountable for his own acts and stop blaming others for his actions?

    He left a woman and a child injured in a car after he hit them. That was of his own doing. The accident and the leaving the scene of the accident. Obviously he didn’t learn anything from that and now you want us to believe he is a good guy who bad things happen to? The good people are the victims of his crimes and you should be ashamed of yourself for defending such a creep.

    Good guys don’t break laws by carrying guns you aren’t legally able to possess. Good guys don’t steal vehicles and run from the police. Stop making up excuses to defend bad people and their actions. Eventually the bad guys will have to accept responsibility for their own actions.

    Funny how the leo’s are turned into the bad guys some how by some commenters of this post. So the good guys are bad for doing their jobs but now how some think they should and the bad guy who did everything wrong is the good guy? What a warped world we live in today.

  7. Ellen on November 13th, 2018 11:01 am

    I would ask that you please dont take the law in your own hands he is un armed an in need of help.. I beg of anyone to just call the law. Thank you in advance!! Concerned family member!

  8. Nikki on November 13th, 2018 9:31 am

    I think everyone has their own way of looking at this but if you don’t know someone of course your gonna directly say he’s a bad person but we know him and he’s not a bad person just made some bad decisions. Now can you look deep inside your person and truly say every decision you’ve ever made was a good one that you’ve never made or even thought of something bad . We are all human and we are all God’s children. People make mistakes and some will never learn and some will that’s their choice . The choices you make have consequences whether bad or good we can pray for Colby instead of bashing him he’s a good person like I said just made some bad choices .

  9. Janet on November 13th, 2018 8:48 am

    @David Kite. Aiding and abetting is prison time if you’re caught! You breaking the law won’t help his case…only hurt your family. As being with the wrong person as others have commented, he has a mind and will of his own and he can use it to become a better person. It’s sad he doesn’t.

  10. Stumpknocker on November 13th, 2018 1:46 am

    Good person what? Good people don’t have a criminal history that is 16 years long, look him up yourselfs. And those that want to help him, if he makes a victim out of don’t waste my tax dollars calling law enforcement, just smile and go about your business. People on N.E seem to forget about the victims these criminals leave behind, you the victims have loved ones to, and I can promise you this when it comes time for me to be separated from my family and friends it will not be by hands of a criminal.

  11. Cyndisue on November 13th, 2018 1:38 am

    Esc co leo

    Because that is their job. A dangerous and many times thankless job but their job none the less. They don’t appreciate being approached since many officers get shot that way. And, yes, if I had seen something I would have reported it one way or another. But I wonder, why do so many people like you seem to find something to criticize in a simple comment such as that? It is rather sad and disconcerting.

  12. David Kite on November 12th, 2018 9:15 pm

    I can relate to this young man never had met him but he has a family who loves him.In this life that goes a long way.Seems like if he was from the Upper class all would be opening arms for him.But if the poor man comes near me I’ll feed him a good cook meal and let him use my vehicle to go see his family..Good Day…

  13. Howie on November 12th, 2018 9:04 pm

    He may have been a good boy before the age of 10, but doesn’t look like it now.

    @Nikki and Just a friend – take him in, he needs you for guidance and leadership.

    Ok, so He’s mixed up and seems to find the wrong people to hang around with. Don’t hang around people if they steer you in the wrong direction. Your choice to move forward down the right path.

    Stop blaming others for this young man’s behavior. He’s a pro at running from LEO’s.

    Yes, he was the dude that stayed hidden for almost a year. He left his chrome skull at the scene of the hit and run accident in May 2016 and finally nabbed February 2017.

  14. Sam on November 12th, 2018 8:26 pm

    And now he can vote I guess. Convicted felon, with a gun. What a sorry justice system.

  15. Mike Honcho on November 12th, 2018 7:13 pm

    Wow
    So you think this is how a good person acts. Nope.

  16. WifeandMother on November 12th, 2018 4:37 pm

    @justafriend Excuse me but if this “youngan” comes to my house on my property I will exercise my right as a Floridian to protect my family. He may be someone’s son but I am someone’s daughter who also has a family. He chose the path he’s on, I didn’t. I will stand my ground on my property and in my home if it becomes necessary no matter who they are!

  17. Justsayin on November 12th, 2018 3:53 pm

    I’m pretty sure this is the second hit and run this guy has been in I believe the first he was identified by the chrome skull off the front of a Dodge he was driving after police searched months for him I live in cantonment and remember that incident

  18. JJ on November 12th, 2018 3:03 pm

    This is the same guy that blew through a stop intersection at Wagner Ave and Mintz Ln, struck another vehicle, fled leaving a young girl and her grandmother injured, hid the truck, and then hid for weeks with friends. He must be just misunderstood. Poor guy. Glad his light sentence straightened him out.

  19. Nikki on November 12th, 2018 2:32 pm

    No body knows the facts . He is a good person unfortunately he can’t get away from the person who has turned his whole life around in such a bad way . He needs help not death he is someone’s son someone’s brother someone’s uncle . He is cared about by many many people . I’m sure these things will catch up with him and I pray he makes the right decision and gets away from the person who is hurting him the most . We all care about you dude . Do the right thing and take care of yourself for your momma and daddy , I’m sure they don’t need the stress worrying about you in such a way that your life depends on it.

  20. Just saying on November 12th, 2018 1:58 pm

    Maybe they didn’t want to put anyone in harm’s way!!!!

  21. Jamie on November 12th, 2018 12:56 pm

    I CAN tell you this you are safe. This is a good man who unfortunately is mixed up with the wrong person!

  22. Just a friend on November 12th, 2018 12:27 pm

    Please do not try to shot this youngan if he shows up at your house unless he tries to shot you.he is someone’s son and I’m sure his mom would appreciate it. So far he has not hurt anyone he is just messed up and needs help. Yes he has done wrong and yes he needs to answer for what he has done but he doesn’t need to die. Thank you.

  23. tooma on November 12th, 2018 12:00 pm

    When he’s caught, back to prison, no more probation, prosecute those that aid and abet

  24. Esc co leo on November 12th, 2018 11:47 am

    @ Cyndisue

    “The deputy sheriffs were searching all around my house. They didn’t come to ask us if we had seen anyone or something suspicious.”

    If you saw the deputies all around and HAD seen something suspicious I would hope you would just open the door and tell them. Why do they need to come ask you?

  25. Cyndisue on November 12th, 2018 2:59 am

    The deputy sheriffs were searching all around my house. They didn’t come to ask us if we had seen anyone or something suspicious. Anyone out there have any more details? I’m not feeling too safe right now.





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