Manhunt suspect faces drug charges, probation violation

Manhunt suspect faces drug charges, probation violation

Washington County Sheriff Bobby Haddock, left, talks with deputies at Roulhac Middle School in Chipley following the manhunt for Dallas Payne on Friday.

Published: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 03:46 PM.

CHIPLEY —  The man whose pursuit resulted in Chipley schools being locked down on Friday was ultimately arrested on charges including trespassing, resisting officers, possession of methamphetamine as well as violation of state probation according to a Chipley Police Department news release.

Dallas Payne, whose address is listed as 619 N. Caryville Road in Bonifay, was arrested on charges of 2 counts trespassing, resist officer without violence, possession of methamphetamine, theft and violation of state probation, according to the news release, issued Monday.

Payne’s manhunt resulted in Chipley High School, Roulhac Middle School and the Washington County Christian School being placed on lockdown Friday while officers searched for him.

The incident began on Friday, Feb. 8, at 11:48 a.m.  when officers with the Chipley Police Department were dispatched to a residence on South 8th Street.

The call was relayed to the officers that a man had knocked on the door to a home on 8th street that was occupied by an elderly lady. When the lady opened the door, the man pushed his way into the home, according to police.

The man then asked the woman to use her phone. The lady told the man to get out of her house, which he did. The woman said the man ran through her yard in a westerly direction towards State Road 77.

She was able to provide police with a good description of the man. This was when the Washington County Sheriff’s Department joined in the search.



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