Driver Of Stolen Jeep Charged After Ramming State Trooper, Pursuit

June 21, 2022

A suspect in a stolen vehicle rammed a state trooper’s vehicle and attempted to flee Tuesday morning.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a state trooper located a stolen Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited driven by Gregory Bernard Henderson in the parking lot of a Whataburger on Pensacola Boulevard, and the trooper attempted to make a traffic stop.

As another Trooper responded as a backup unit and entered the parking lot directly in front of the stolen vehicle, Henderson drove into the right side of the trooper’s patrol car.

Henderson drove out of the Whataburger parking lot and traveled north on Highway 29. As a FHP supervisor arrived on scene, Henderson then drove recklessly across the median and into the Tom Thumb parking lot at Highway 29 and Airport Boulevard

He then drove west on Airport where he disregarded the red light at the intersection of North W Street and at Marcus Pointe Boulevard. Additional troopers arrived on scene and attempted the PIT maneuver and were able to surround the vehicle at the intersection of Highway 29 and W Street.

Henderson refused multiple commands to exit the vehicle, and access was gained through a broken window. With the assistance of Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputies, troopers were able to arrest Henderson “after a brief moment of resistance”, according to FHP.

Henderson, 36, was charged with felony aggravated fleeing and eluding, two counts of battery on a law enforcement officer, driving as a habitual traffic offender, possession of a stolen vehicle and felony marijuana possession. He was booked into the Escambia County Jail with bond set at $108,500.

A female passenger in the Jeep was not charged in the incident. photos by Kristi Barbour and others, click to enlarge.


17 Responses to “Driver Of Stolen Jeep Charged After Ramming State Trooper, Pursuit”

  1. GTA on June 25th, 2022 10:35 am

    Wow is this the dude off Grand Theft Auto they brought him to life!

  2. Soobee on June 22nd, 2022 10:13 pm

    I guess the folks that keep bailing him out will have to come up with a little more this time. The percentage needed for $ $147,500.00 may not be as easy to come by.
    Hope he stays put this time. He seems to have spent a large portion of his life behind bars so it seems to be a preference.

  3. paul on June 22nd, 2022 12:51 pm

    Quit the catch and release LEO’s deserve better, the citizens of escambia county deserve better. He’s a plague on society, lock him up, keep him there.

  4. Bill T on June 22nd, 2022 10:37 am

    Robert Bruner: why do you involve The GOP !!!! Apparently you don’t realize that most crimes committed have nothing to do with the GOP !!!! But the Democrats on the other hand don’t understand reason in any form !!! Crime has went up 25% since the Democrats took over and it’s getting worse FACT!!! Try to dispute this mr facts !!!!!! Oh and mr.know it all !!!! If you are with the Democrat party you are part of the problem !!!!!!

  5. NavyDave on June 22nd, 2022 8:28 am

    This will be the fourteenth time this piece of work will be a guest of ECJ, and that’s just our facility-no telling how many other jurisdictions have had the pleasure of meeting him. It’s way past time to bring back the three strikes rule. This individual clearly has no interest in contributing to society other than to its chaos. Good bye and good riddance.

  6. Comply on June 22nd, 2022 8:24 am

    I can hear mother Henderson now, “My boy.. he didn’t do nuff’n”

  7. Local on June 22nd, 2022 8:07 am

    @Robert Bruner….. The GOP??? What? Ignorant statement. These thugs need to be put down & understand that Florida is tough on crime! Except of course, the liberal, soft on crime judges we have in Pensacola. I sure as hell don’t want to live in Detroit, but Pensacola sure is heading that way. So you keep on blaming the Party of law & order if it makes you feel good. But you really need to open your eyes….

  8. judy on June 22nd, 2022 7:08 am

    Apparently this dude likes being in prison! Hasn’t been out long, and missed it so badly he decided to SHOW his stupid so he could get back to his buddies. Some people do not want to learn to do better.

  9. concerned on June 22nd, 2022 6:01 am

    the real problem is the damage that was caused who’s going to pay? let me guess ( insurance company’s ) meaning we the people will pay for this. putting so many in danger on the street if I had to guess the judge will send him back to prison for 30 more years ? so in your 60’s upon release I’m sure you will calm down. worst part is the guards at jail and prison will have to now deal with him for years to come. I’m certain the cop’s shake their heads after almost getting seriously hurt or worse to see people get out on bond the next few days. this should be a no bond. to many people moving to Florida . ( period )

  10. Robert Bruner on June 22nd, 2022 5:08 am

    @mnon… FYI, he just got out of prison so your tough on crime, keep em’ in jail argument doesn’t hold water. He was in prison for the same charges too with the same judges, same governor etc… So,, don’t try to compare tough on crime Florida to “soft” on crime states when you don’t know any of the prior facts. Kind of like being on a jury without actually hearing the case but voting anyway… I know facts don’t matter to the GOP but at least they need to try.

  11. mnon on June 22nd, 2022 1:33 am

    This isn’t California, New York or Illinois… This is Florida, you will be hunted down and you will be arrested. No Gasgon, Lightfoot or Adams here being soft on career criminals. You want to comment crimes and get away with it, move… Portland is another good option, all liberal ran states/cities soft of crime and big on equity. Get out of Florida, 0 tolerance.

  12. Josh P. on June 21st, 2022 10:50 pm

    I was there. Stupid dude. I was st the light and saw the whole thing. Just glad he went right and didn’t rear end me yo get through

  13. Rusty Shakleford on June 21st, 2022 9:36 pm

    My My. Stumpfield Rd. (where FHP officers and vehicles tend to gather) is not even a mile away from the action. No wonder so many good guys descended upon this genius.

  14. Bill T on June 21st, 2022 4:05 pm

    I was just sitting here thinking to myself !!! How stupid does stupid go!!! Apparently pretty low because this idiot actually somehow thought he was going to get away free and clear!!! This is a great example of stupidity at its best !!! Get away are you completely crazy get you some sense and a brain !!! What was you thinking WAIT!!!!you weren’t thinking !!!!!!

  15. StevO on June 21st, 2022 2:41 pm

    Looks like the have him surrounded!!! Great job FHP and ECSO!

  16. Anne on June 21st, 2022 2:03 pm

    Stupid Is as Stupid Does.
    Lock ‘em up and throw away the key

    Thankful our Brave and Amazing FHP / ECSO officers were not injured.

  17. Neighbor on June 21st, 2022 1:36 pm

    Bad boys, bad boys, what ya gonna do when they come for you!? Bad boys, bad boys!

    Good job! I can’t stand a thief!

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