Escambia Man Faces Life Sentence For Attempted Murder Of Three Deputies

March 23, 2019

An Escambia County man is facing life in prison for attempted murder of three Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

Demetric Denario Carter was convicted of three counts of attempted first degree premeditated murder with a firearm on a law enforcement officer. A jury also found Carter to be in actual possession of a firearm and that he discharged the firearm. The conviction carries a mandatory life sentence. The case was tried in front of Circuit Judge Jeff Burns and sentencing is currently set for April 17.

On October 27, 2017, Carter entered the Warrington Bank on Barrancas Avenue. He approached one of the tellers and told her to call the police. He then stated he did not want to take it out on them and to tell the police to meet him behind the bank. Law enforcement responded and made contact with Carter and it was discovered he had a firearm in his back pocket. After repeatedly telling Carter to get on the ground and to keep his hands visible, a taser was displayed. when carter reached and grabbed the firearm, the taser was deployed. carter then fired several shots in the direction of three deputies who returned fire.

Carter has several prior convictions including convictions for aggravated assault by threat with a firearm, domestic battery by strangulation, fleeing or  attempting to elude a leo in an agency vehicle with siren and lights activated, sell, manufacture, deliver or possess a controlled substance with intent, possession of controlled substance (over 20 grams of cannabis), possession of drug paraphernalia, driving with no valid driver’s license, possession of prescription drugs without prescription, resisting an officer without violence, battery, and possession of a controlled substance (less than 20 grams of cannabis). He had just been released from prison 10 months prior to this incident.


2 Responses to “Escambia Man Faces Life Sentence For Attempted Murder Of Three Deputies”

  1. John on March 26th, 2019 5:39 am

    That’s right Stumpknocker, they just get a slap on the wrist, and in return they get bolder!

    I wonder how our public officials in the courtrooms across Florida, and in Tallahassee, would feel if he had been successful in murdering those three leo’s.

  2. Stumpknocker on March 24th, 2019 3:23 am

    Only 27 years old, so approximately 25 at the time of this crime. And look at all the prior charges and convictions. People are right this justice system is broke.

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