BONIFAY – A 911 call to Holmes County Sheriff’s Office on November 6 led to a chase by Holmes and Walton Correctional Institution's K-9 teams.
The call came from a residence on Pettis Lane where David Waddell was reported to have a gun and threatening to shoot someone.
As multiple units responded to the scene, the caller advised Waddell fled into the woods with the firearm, saying he was "not going to go back to jail."
Holmes and Walton Correctional K-9 teams were dispatched and established a track, recovering the firearm just a few yards into the woods.
K-9 teams tracked Waddell for several miles through the woods before he was located and taken into custody.
Waddell was arrested without further incident and charged with felon in possession of a firearm, resisting arrest without violence, robbery by firearm and battery.
During the chase, the sheriff's office maintained contact with Holmes County High School and Bonifay K-8 School administrators to keep them advised of the situation, and extra deputies were placed at the schools for precautionary measures.