Manhunt suspect faces drug charges, probation violation

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

One of the neighbors on 8th Street advised Chipley officers of where the man “had been hanging out,” according to the release. Chipley Police went to that residence, which was on Court Avenue. The Court Avenue resident identified the suspect as Dallas Payne of Caryville. The Court Avenue resident also told police that Payne was high on meth.

At about 12:24 p.m. on Friday, a man matching Payne’s description was seen leaving the North West Florida Community Hospital. Payne spent a few minutes in the hospital and took a white lab coat from the hospital before leaving, according to police.

Then at 12:30 p.m. Payne was seen cutting across the property of the Washington County Christian School. Payne left the Christian School in a southerly direction placing him on the backside of the Washington Square property. Payne then entered through the rear door of Javier’s Restaurant and left the same way, according to police.

Payne was last seen going into the woods behind Tyndall Federal Credit Union.

Meanwhile, on Facebook, rumors were spreading about robberies occurring at the credit union and and Javier’s Restaurant, as word of the schools being on lockdown also spread.

Sheriff Bobby Haddock said on Friday he had asked Andrea Gainey, his administrative assistant, to get a post on Facebook to quell the rumors.

“I told Andrea to get something on there to quiet it down,” Sheriff Haddock said. The sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the schools to provide security as well as assist the Chipley Police in the manhunt.

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