More Details Released: Two Jailed After Molino Manhunt; One Captured Near Daycare

February 21, 2020

UPDATED- Two people are now charged in a connection with burglaries and vehicle thefts that led to a lengthy manhunt Thursday in Molino.

Christopher Robert Howard was taken into a custody in a wooded area by deputies and a K-9 team around 11 a.m. Thursday He was charged with  two counts of vehicle theft and booked into jail on a $11,000 bond.

Jack David Inman, 25, is charged with resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), burglary, grand theft, vehicle theft and criminal mischief with property damage. He’s being held on a $41,000 bond.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office said the duo stole a pickup truck in the Lillian Highway area early Thursday morning.  The suspects then headed to North Escambia where they stole two four-wheelers and tried burglarizing a vehicle. That’s when a resident walked out and caught them in the act about 7:30 a.m. A struggle followed between the homeowner and at least one of the suspects.

Late Thursday afternoon, a K-9 team apprehended Jack David Inman, 25, near the Providence Early Learning Center on Quintette Road near Carrington Lakes Boulevard.

According to ESCO Maj. Andrew Hobbs, Howard originally implicated Nicholas Pierce as his accomplice and picked him out of a photo lineup. It was soon learned the Pierce, who has multiple facial tattoos, was actually in state prison while Inman, the actual suspect, does not have facial tattoos. Howard is expected to face additional charges as a result.

Inman was positively identified  by victims, and is reportedly seen in the video below of a four-wheeler being driven away from Stout Road and across traffic on Highway 29.

The stolen vehicles were recovered, Hobbs said. photos by Kristi Barbour and others, click to enlarge.


29 Responses to “More Details Released: Two Jailed After Molino Manhunt; One Captured Near Daycare”

  1. Sedition on February 22nd, 2020 4:54 am

    Looks like perp one may have resisted a little bit…

  2. Juris on February 21st, 2020 11:24 pm

    Remember folks, all suspects are innocent until proven guilty. Now let’s talk about those prison tats.

  3. Steve on February 21st, 2020 9:11 pm

    Everyone is so hard on ole Earl. He is a jack of all trades. But master of none.

  4. heaveninmyview on February 21st, 2020 8:03 pm

    roll tide

  5. Earl in Bratt on February 21st, 2020 4:51 pm

    Hey Earl you are giving all us other Earl’s that can spell a bad name. I’m glad they caught them. I can’t stand a thief.

  6. chris on February 21st, 2020 3:22 pm

    Perhaps the more than one suspect comprises the “collage” that earl was referring to.

  7. B. Phillips on February 21st, 2020 2:37 pm

    Wouldn’t it be great if we could cut off their hands like they do in some countries? Sure would make it harder for them to steal. BACK THE BLUE

  8. steve on February 21st, 2020 2:16 pm

    The misery that criminals inflict on their victims seems to get pushed to the side during court. They take from people that work for what they have and in most cases are never caught. Its good to see that someone became aware they were being victimized and called for help. Its also good that there was the manpower to spare for the search of these criminals. To those questioning the bond, well its one of the things that make our form of justice better than almost every other country in world. We can make mistakes and not live in misery till our day in court. Yes this lets criminals out and back on the street. But it does hold them accountable to being brought to justice. Yes they can bond out IF someone brings in the money. And they most likely will be out doing the same type of crimes again. Drugs push people to become the worse type. When drugs are the motivation for your actions then drug rehab PRIOR to being bonded out should be required. This was there is less likely a chance of seeing you cause more problems while on bond.

  9. Earl in Bratt on February 21st, 2020 2:04 pm

    Hey Earl learn how to spell before you submit something. You are making us other Earl’s look bad! lol

  10. Jack on February 21st, 2020 2:03 pm

    @Earl – you sir are an astonishment and you strive to make your mother proud every day. Way to go boy…FAIL!

    “@ Suzy , if you dont like the bond, go back to school where you left off at the 7th grade and finish your education and go to collage
    Run for office of a judgeship …and then you can forecast bonds
    You might make it to the 10th grade before you drop out again”

  11. Jen on February 21st, 2020 1:30 pm

    @Earl These guys were supposed to be the jerks in this story. Guess who it is now.?!?!
    Insulting others, when your own education is telling on you.

  12. lol on February 21st, 2020 11:58 am

    @ Earl, what’s a “collage”? Before you correct someone on this and make fun of their education at LEAST get it right yourself!! I recall the word you attempted to use as being “college”.

  13. Other people's kids on February 21st, 2020 11:50 am


    You misspelled COLLEGE. Bwahaha!!! I’m happy these two are off the streets. Maybe there’ll be an open seat in pre-”SKEWEL” so Earl can learn to spell!!

  14. This Guy on February 21st, 2020 10:21 am

    @Earl Please remember your comment if someone ever wrongs you and you feel they might be getting off easy.

  15. TJ on February 21st, 2020 9:30 am

    Looks like the K-9 took a bite out of crime on Inman’s head. ECSO please make sure Deputy Dog’s shots are up-to-date, wouldn’t want him/her to catch anything.

  16. Earl on February 21st, 2020 8:25 am

    @ Suzy , if you dont like the bond, go back to school where you left off at the 7th grade and finish your education and go to collage
    Run for office of a judgeship …and then you can forecast bonds
    You might make it to the 10th grade before you drop out again

  17. Suzy on February 20th, 2020 10:40 pm

    All of this time, effort, energy and manpower…. for a $10k bond!!!??? Yall do realize this is only 10%…1k… this idiot will get someone to pay…a d he is back out???

  18. StraightShooter white on February 20th, 2020 9:37 pm

    Great work ECSO and other law enforcement officers. I was VERY near the theft’s and wondered why LEO wasn’t down here talking to us, only to find out 29 and Quintette was covered up with LEO’s searching for thugs.

  19. Deane on February 20th, 2020 6:19 pm

    Thank you to all the officers that worked this case!
    Thankfully, we got our four- wheeler back, and everyone is safe.
    God had his hand around our community.
    These poor souls need Jesus.

  20. Tiredofdashi on February 20th, 2020 5:55 pm

    Aaaww looks like chris been crying! Poor baby! Ill tell u what… i wish these lowlifes around here would start running into people who carry more often. Escambia county! If u r listening go get ur concealed carry permit asap! This place is getting wild!

  21. Anonymous on February 20th, 2020 4:52 pm

    Agreed Kimberlie. We live out here to get away from all this crap. If someone tries to move that crap out here then we will stand up for ourselves family and animals.

  22. Anonymous on February 20th, 2020 4:45 pm

    What do you expect it’s Molino. Surprised the thief didn’t get shot. I live out in Molino and you might have a set of balls to try and steal from us out here. We won’t hesitate to protect our property and Animals.

  23. molino resident on February 20th, 2020 3:40 pm

    This sounds like a homeowner that will fight back. Way to go. Kimberlie is correct…..don’t mess around on the northend. They take care of business. Also, great job Deputies.

  24. Florida logger on February 20th, 2020 2:42 pm

    I wouldn’t called law I would maybe called a ambulance or a coroner if people would catch them and beat there hands with a 20 ounce eastwing hammer till they have to amputate there hand that would eliminate his life of stealing

  25. proud mom on February 20th, 2020 2:31 pm

    if feel bad for how evers drive way they ran to i bet that was scary!!

  26. Sheryl on February 20th, 2020 1:20 pm

    Get a JOB!!!! You won’t have time to take something that someone else worked very hard for POC!

  27. Kimberlie on February 20th, 2020 12:54 pm

    Well aren’t there some proud parents this morning. Maybe that homeowner should have come out shooting. Better becareful around them parts up there. Low lives GET A JOB. Glad no one was hurt or so far.

  28. Barbara Agerton on February 20th, 2020 10:49 am

    Get um!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. ProudArmyParent on February 20th, 2020 10:20 am

    On our way to Pensacola this morning saw 11 Escambia County Sheriff’s Deputy Cruisers headed down Hwy 29 through Cantonment.

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