Man Brandishing Gun Arrested In The Middle Of Davis Highway

September 26, 2023

A man was arrested after allegedly brandishing a gun in the middle of Davis Highway Monday afternoon.

It happened on Davis Highway near Atwood Drive, just north of I-10, shortly after 5 p.m.

Erwin Morales-Perez, 32, was charged with improper exhibition of a firearm, disturbing the peace, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and using a firearm under the influence. He remained in jail with bond set at $8,000.

Someone reported that Morales-Perez ran out of a nearby wooded area while claiming that someone was chasing him, and they reported hearing shots fired.

An armed Morales-Perez was taken into custody by multiple Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputies in the middle of Davis Highway without incident.

Pictured top: A man identified as Erwin Morales-Perez can be seen on the left in a white shirt with his hands up as deputies approach. Image courtesy Josh Torres for, click to enlarge.


4 Responses to “Man Brandishing Gun Arrested In The Middle Of Davis Highway”

  1. Steve on September 28th, 2023 3:24 pm

    wonder if his prior record was considered in that bond decision ?

  2. Bobby C on September 26th, 2023 11:44 pm

    @ Justice,

    It looks like there is an ICE hold on him so he won’t be going anywhere even if he could come up with the 8 grand.

  3. Just listening on September 26th, 2023 11:08 pm

    @ Justice.
    No matter what Governor Desantis says. Florida has gotten too soft on crime. Seems we are getting too close to cashless bail.

  4. Justice on September 26th, 2023 6:35 pm

    WOW an $8000 bond. We are tough on crime, huh?