Three Arrested In Connection With Two Recent ‘Drug Related’ Shootings

June 11, 2019

Three people have been arrested in connection with two separate recent shooting incidents in Escambia County. Both shootings were drug related, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

John Louis Coker III is charged in a shooting Sunday more in the 8300 block of Tabaid Place in Myrtle Gove. Shots were fired into a home; no one was injured. He was charged with a weapons offense.

Jared Leon Carl Beers, 25, and James Franklin Frank II, 30, are charged with a shooting on Camelia Drive. A man was shot in the leg early Monday and is expected to recover. Beers was charged with aggravated battery and trafficking in amphetamine. Frank was charged with evidence destruction and trafficking in amphetamine.

Sheriff David Morgan said the ECSO is in the early stages of their investigation and additional arrests are expected.

The shootings are not related to the other latest shootings in the area, including the shooting death of 38-year old Chester Purifoy as the result of a June 5 drive-by shooting in the 500 block of Irene Lane in Cantonment.


5 Responses to “Three Arrested In Connection With Two Recent ‘Drug Related’ Shootings”

  1. Katina A Fontana on March 22nd, 2020 11:53 pm

    Jared beers has never been known to hurt anyone I watched him grow up I used to change his diapers he has never been known as a violent person he might look that way but I have never known him as a violent person I never seen anything like that from him. He has always taken up for me and my family! Hopefully the good hes done n his life out weighs the bad n he gets some kind of miracle. May God be with his family! I dont know what he did or anything About it and dont wanna know just want to say that i am sure he was not happy like the comments said! Who would be. I was only saying he wasnt all a bad person!

  2. Pensacola Girl on June 12th, 2019 12:21 pm

    Great job ECSO getting those thugs off the streets of Pensacola

  3. Cantonment Resident on June 11th, 2019 10:03 pm

    Congratulations Officers, good job. Don’t stop rounding up the bad guys.

  4. BIG JOHN on June 11th, 2019 2:50 pm


  5. chris on June 11th, 2019 12:43 pm

    All look so happy, too!

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