Man Charged With Stealing SUV, Guns In Cantonment; Vehicle Breaks Down In Louisiana Police Chase

June 24, 2022

A Cantonment man is accused of stealing a vehicle and guns in Escambia County before breaking down during a police chase in Louisiana.

Wyatt Titus Dudley, 20, was charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle and grand theft of a firearm.

Dudley allegedly stole a Chevy Suburban from a relative on Williams Ditch Lane. Deputies observed Dudley driving the vehicle in the area of Highway 29 and Muscogee Road on the way to take the stolen vehicle report, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, and an arrest warrant was issued.

Dudley was arrested by the Richland Parrish Police Department in Louisiana for driving a stolen vehicle following a pursuit that lasted for several miles, according to the ECSO. He was taken into custody after the vehicle broke down.  Six of a dozen firearms reported to be stolen by Dudley on Deerfoot Lane in Cantonment were in the vehicle, according to an arrest report.

Dudley was extradited to Escambia County, where he remained in jail Friday morning with bond set at $6,000.

Comments

15 Responses to “Man Charged With Stealing SUV, Guns In Cantonment; Vehicle Breaks Down In Louisiana Police Chase”

  1. JOHN on June 29th, 2022 1:18 pm

    Did he pass a background check?

  2. DLo on June 25th, 2022 9:48 am

    BOND IS NOT SET BY POLICE OFFICERS, IT IS SET BY A JUDGE, STOP SAYIMG THIS!

  3. Susie on June 25th, 2022 9:14 am

    @Farm hill. Bond is set by a County Judge according to the guidelines. What you stated is not fair, not according to the law and not true!

  4. Farm hill on June 25th, 2022 12:03 am

    @Michael, the bond is usually set by the arresting officer from what I have been told by prior law enforcement officers. With that being said, depending on how difficult of a time he gave that arresting officer usually reflects how much that persons bond is set at. No resistance=much lower bond. “You help me and I’ll help you” type of system.

  5. Cindylou on June 24th, 2022 8:44 pm

    Glad no one was injured or killed. Mental illness or is it amphetamine psychosis and guns are a bad combination.

    The grandparents didn’t keep the man away from access to guns, car keys etc…

  6. Nearby Resident on June 24th, 2022 5:14 pm

    Kristin Dudley, he was right to think that people were after him. The family of the people he stole from were after him, and the law was after him. The people he stole from were never anything but good to him, and he stole much more than the firearms listed in this article from them. After stealing from the elderly, the help he needs is a very long prison term. He is nothing but a lowlife criminal.

  7. Mmm on June 24th, 2022 5:11 pm

    Kristin Dudley I’m sorry to hear that and can very much relate. If I read the story without a name or pic it sounds like my brother. Who we have tried to help multiple times and went nowhere so @CL please tell us how to help mentally ill family members who refuse to get help because we can’t make them get help even after a baker act

  8. Tom on June 24th, 2022 4:13 pm

    Lot of thieves around century, I had an employee steel from me, took my cordless impact and other tools and when confronted returned the impact with no charger, no batteries knowing good and well the supervisor he worked for purchased as a set. Can’t stand a theif but this guy will be dealt with in due time by higher authority.

  9. CL on June 24th, 2022 3:41 pm

    Kristen Dudley; I’m sorry to hear your brother has mental issues. As his family, why did you all not seek help for him? It should be the families responsibility to look after each other, so if you knew he had problems, you should have sought out help. It’s not the justice systems role to get him help. Hope he does get the help he needs.

  10. Kristin Dudley on June 24th, 2022 11:54 am

    This is my brother. Biological. He was convinced that people where after him. So he Allegedly stole these firearms and my grandparents vehicle and dog, so he could escape and hide from whoever it supposedly was. He needs mental health help. Prior family history. So, Florida justice system… how are you going to help my brother while also serving justice?

  11. Susie on June 24th, 2022 9:49 am

    The REAL Dudley DoRight is very disappointed this Dudley didn’t do right so he got caught. Ha! Good job, Deputies!

  12. EMD on June 24th, 2022 8:31 am

    Duh! What a dud for Dudley! Cute guy on the outside. Hoping he tends to the real person on the inside.

  13. Michael on June 24th, 2022 7:34 am

    $6000.00 bond? This has to be a mistake. If not somebody needs to make some. serious changes in these bond amounts.

  14. bklein on June 24th, 2022 7:18 am

    seems like the bond should have been per charge!

  15. Jcellops on June 24th, 2022 7:18 am

    This young thief got off with a pretty low bond, in light of the financial impact he caused the two county law enforcement agencies and his relative who is now out 6 firearms. I hope this infraction precludes him from ever being able to legally own a gun (if he’s found guilty).





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