Traffic stop ends in high-speed chase

Crime News Release

PANAMA CITY BEACH (WMBB) — A Tennessee man is being charged with grand theft auto and fleeing and eluding after leading Panama City Beach Police on a high-speed chase.

Officers were alerted by a license plate reader that the vehicle driven by 45-year-old Terry Hackett was stolen out of Tennessee. Officers attempted a traffic stop, at which time Hackett fled, leading officers on a short pursuit. During an on-scene interview, Hackett made incriminating statements about his involvement with the stolen vehicle.

A female passenger was identified as Heather Gebicki was charged with unrelated drug charges.

Both Hackett and Gebicki were transported to the Bay County Jail to await his first appearance.

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