Three arrested after two separate high-speed pursuits

Published: Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 04:22 PM.

BONIFAY — The Holmes County Sheriff’s Office reported the arrests of three people following two high-speed chases over the course of two nights.

Wesley Adam Thompson, 30, of DeFuniak Springs and Peggy Jo Turner, 38, of DeFuniak Springs, were arrested after a 20-minute high-speed chase on the evening of May 8.

A Holmes County deputy attempted to stop a red Chevrolet pickup for registration and seatbelt violations when the vehicle sped up and led the deputy on a 20-minute high-speed chase, according to the report.

The chase went almost to the Alabama State line when the truck seemed to experience some mechanical problems and then the driver, Thompson, “bailed out” of the vehicle and was caught by the deputy after a short run, according to the report.

After a search of the truck, deputies say they found meth and paraphernalia and arrested Turner, who was the passenger.

Thompson is being charged with fleeing and attempting to elude, willful and wanton reckless driving, attached tag not assigned, possession of meth and possession of paraphernalia. Turner is being charged with possession of meth and paraphernalia.

Both Thompson and Turner are being held at the Holmes County Jail until their first court appearance.

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