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.
David Earl Blackmon, 42, of Dothan, was arrested after a high-speed chase in the early morning hours of May 9.
According to the report, deputies were responding to a call reporting a robbery and that the suspect took off in a Ford Mustang.
The deputies were on their way to the scene when they met the suspect’s car speeding west on State Road 90, according to the report.
The suspect then sped up to 120 miles per hour, turned off his headlights in an attempt to lose the deputies and lost control of his car when he tried to turn onto Tobe Rutherford Road, finally coming to a stop in the woods.
Blackmon then tried to get away on foot through the woods but was quickly caught.
While being escorted back to the vehicle, Blackmon shook off the deputies for another short run through the woods before being caught again, according to the report.
After deputies searched Blackmon, they found a large amount of cash, believed to belong to the victim, hidden in Blackmon’s crotch.
Blackmon is being charged with fleeing and attempting to elude, willful and wanton reckless driving and robbery by sudden snatching and is being held at the Holmes County Jail until his first court hearing.
Sheriff Tim Brown asks the public for assistance on reporting illegal activity by calling 547-4421 or emailing email@example.com.