Wanted Felon Arrested After Deputies Surround Cottage Hill Neighborhood

October 8, 2019

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office surrounded a Cottage Hill neighborhood Tuesday afternoon in an effort to take a convicted felon into custody.

Joseph Randall Bush, 36, was taken into custody on Williams Ditch Road about 4 p.m. on outstanding warrants for burglary, larceny, dealing in stolen property and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was booked into the Escambia County Jail with bond set at $205,000.

Maj. Andrew Hobbs said received information that Bush was at a location in the area, and he has a known tendency to flee from law enforcement. Deputies quickly surrounded the immediate area before Bush was taken into custody.

It was not immediately clear if Bush ran from deputies.

According to Escambia County Jail records, Bush was released September 1 after being arrested on drug possession, battery, kidnapping and criminal mischief charges.

Pictured: A wanted felon was arrested in Cottage Hill Tuesday afternoon. Photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.


9 Responses to “Wanted Felon Arrested After Deputies Surround Cottage Hill Neighborhood”

  1. c on October 10th, 2019 6:21 pm

    the tattoos are not prison tats, they represent his parents who were both killed to drugs and alcohol not very far apart. thei initials are beside each tear.ive known him for a while

  2. Tom konopka on October 10th, 2019 1:24 am

    What a kook

  3. To Mr. David Lamb on October 9th, 2019 4:06 pm

    The memories you have of Cottage hill sound very lovely.. hold onto those memories. Lots knows they are what keep a good name and not people like the people who have been giving Cottage Hill a bad rep lately. Thank you for sharing….

  4. david lamb on October 9th, 2019 1:21 pm

    I grew up in Cottage Hill toward the East end of Williams Ditch Rd. it was so peaceful. my brothers and I had all the area to explore and hunt/fish. The Lamb farm is now a development and the fox holes are gone. Now there are two and four legged coyotes everywhere. I still have two sisters and a brother and many relatives there., It is hard to imagine the types od people in that area noe, I know that there are good folks there too. but the bad give them a sore eye. Tiptons grocery, Mrs Havards, the Post Office, and Cottage Hill schole are all gone. Rickmonns 66 is also gone. A crème soda and zero candy bare was always good on a hot day,

  5. answering on October 8th, 2019 9:39 pm

    Tee bug they are prison tattoos

  6. Ellen on October 8th, 2019 9:24 pm

    I’ve known this person for 15 years. Never did trust him. They should lock him up and throw away the key. He’s just never going to learn from his past crime.

  7. paul on October 8th, 2019 9:04 pm

    A convicted felon still preying on society, put him in prison and keep him there until he is too old to remember his own name

  8. Tee bug on October 8th, 2019 7:32 pm

    Can anyone explain why the tattoos under the eyes and why the tear drop does this suppose to mean something and is it gang related all I know was that if I owned a business I wouldn’t hire this thigh if he was the last person on earth. Just sayin

  9. MiMi on October 8th, 2019 6:18 pm

    THe Flower Family has been gone for years!

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