BCSO: Armed robbery suspect barricaded inside Sleep Inn

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PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) — Bay County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Sleep Inn in the 9200 block of Front Beach Road after a suspect barricaded himself inside the hotel Friday morning.

Bo Brantley, a suspect in an armed robbery in Georgia and a second armed robbery at a gas station in Panama City Friday morning, barricaded himself inside a hotel for several hours until he surrendered.

Bo Brantley

Rooms were cleared during the incident and the Bay County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team responded to the scene.

Sheriff Tommy Ford says Brantley was threatening to commit suicide.

Officials say deputies were able to negotiate with Brantley until he gave up.

No one was harmed in the process.

Ford says Brantley also had warrants in Bay County on drug-related charges.

He was taken into custody and booked at the Bay County jail.

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