Escambia Man Gets Three Life Sentences For Attempted Murder Of Three Deputies

April 19, 2019

An Escambia County man has been sentenced to three consecutive life sentences for the 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.


12 Responses to “Escambia Man Gets Three Life Sentences For Attempted Murder Of Three Deputies”

  1. Great Job on April 22nd, 2019 10:25 am

    @Stumpknocker Yes, I realize that… just saying, they deployed the TASER first… even though the officer could have had his gun trained on him instead. Obviously, if he was able to hit him with the taser, he could have shot him. Then, when dude fired shots, the officers returned fire, but instead of making SURE they shot him 20 times, they quit when they could take him into custody. I just think it is an example of restraint by the officers at a danger to themselves, in order to protect his life, even though they would have been well within their rights to shoot him.

    My comment was, these stories should make the national news as well, to counterbalance the ones where it goes the other way, and everyone gets all protesty and stuff…

  2. Sedition on April 21st, 2019 5:38 pm


    I couldn’t have said it better myself, buddy!

  3. Stumpknocker on April 20th, 2019 7:16 am

    @greatjob, you did read that deputies did draw down on him and return fire? And rightfully so to defend themselves and citizens.

  4. Great Job on April 19th, 2019 10:49 am

    Kudos to the deputies! Great job! See, this kind of story never makes the national news like it does when it has a different outcome… the po-po would have had every right to draw down on him and blow him away when he didn’t release the gun and then fired shots… the MSM should play these stories instead of all the ones where the perp manages to get himself shot.

  5. Vanessa on April 19th, 2019 10:06 am

    Sounds to me like he enjoys living off the people in prison. After all we are the ones paying for it.

  6. Cowboy on April 19th, 2019 9:04 am

    Everyone’s trying to be so hood so ghetto nowadays. For why? To prove something? You ain’t proving anything but how stupid you are. I read all these adds an I think the same thing.

  7. Stanley Beech on April 19th, 2019 8:15 am

    Two years and this parasite hasn’t been sentenced after being identified in the bank and then shooting at the officers, How much more evidence do you need? A jury shouldn’t be needed in this kind of case. Hang a few of these thugs and crime will come decrease.

  8. Bill on April 19th, 2019 7:44 am

    Why any life sentences that’s the crazyist thing I have ever heard. It’s a lot easier cheaper and efficient for the state to ask the tax payers to provide I bullet for my 44 mag I will take care of the rest me and the buzzards!!!!!!!!!

  9. paul on April 19th, 2019 7:20 am

    To me it looked like a suicide by cop try that didn’t work out as planned..

  10. Williwonka on April 19th, 2019 5:05 am

    Maybe this time Carter will die in prison.

  11. Booboogajoo on April 19th, 2019 4:48 am

    Sounds like hes where he needs to be! Lock him up n throw away the key. Have fun rotting in jail.

  12. Chris on April 19th, 2019 3:51 am

    Mental issues.
    Thank God , no one was hurt

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