CHIPLEY - A Bonifay man was taken into custody after fleeing from deputies on S.R. 77 , October 23.

When a Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the driver, later identified as 25-year-old Brandon Powell of Bonifay, fled from the area.

Deputies were able to stop the vehicle a short distance later and take Powell into custody without further incident.

Powell had an active Washington County warrant for violation of probation. Powell was arrested and charged with driving while license suspended or revoked and felony flee or elude law enforcement with lights and siren active.

Washington County Sheriff Kevin Crews urges anyone with knowledge of crimes being committed to contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 850-638-6111. Tips may also be reported anonymously by calling 850-638-TIPS (8477) or by emailing