Bonifay Man arrested after car chases, escape

Published: Monday, January 6, 2014 at 05:10 PM.

POPLAR SPRINGS — Holmes County Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest of Zachary Maize Andrews, 25, of Bonifay following a high speed chase on Jan. 5.

According to the report, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on a white Ford Mustang near Graceville on the evening of Jan. 5 and the driver refused to stop, attempting to elude the deputy for several miles, eventually entering Holmes County in the Poplar Springs Community.

After the vehicle became disabled on North Holmes Creek Road, the driver, Andrews, fled on foot, but was captured by the Jackson County Deputy after a short foot pursuit, according to the report. 

Deputies then located methamphetamine in Andrews’ vehicle and Andrews was then placed in the rear of a Holmes County patrol car, according to the report.

Moments later, deputies discovered that Andrews had escaped from the rear of the patrol car and deputies from Holmes and Jackson County, along with the Graceville Police Department and the Florida Department of Corrections, spend the next several hours searching the area for Andrews to no avail, according to the report.

At 11:15 p.m., however, a 911 call was received from a residence on North Holmes Creek Road regarding a burglary.

The victims had awakened to the sound of Andrews entering the residence through a window and the homeowner retrieved his firearm and confronted Andrews, according to the report.

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