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.