JACKSON COUNTLY, Fla. (WMBB) — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received information in reference to an armed person near overpass road on Saturday afternoon.
Authorities said the suspect had attempted a carjacking in Houston County and was seen on Overpass Road where he discarded a camper.
A deputy with the Uniform Patrol Division responded to Overpass Road and encountered the suspect car, a white Ford pickup truck with a flatbed. The suspect immediately turned into a field where he abandoned the truck and fled on foot.
There was also a woman in the car with him, Ashley Marie Hop, who identified the suspect as Nicholas James Davis. Hop was found in possession of a firearm.
Authorities determined the truck Davis was driving was stolen out of Illinois and the camper he had discarded was reported stolen from Kynesville Highway in Jackson County earlier this morning.
The JCSO K-9 tracking team was brought in and a perimeter was established with assistance from the Florida Highway Patrol and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
A track was initiated which led to Wilmington Court. While they continued the track, deputies on Wilmington Court were notified by a resident that their truck had been stolen.
The track ended at the residence of the stolen truck.
The stolen truck is described as a slate gray 2016 Chevrolet 2500 LTZ 4X4. The truck has a vinyl bedcover and a chrome University of Florida specialty tag with a green gator head on the front.
Davis is suspected to be armed with a 9mm handgun and has warrants out for his arrest in Illinois for violation of parole.
Davis is approximately 6’02” and weighs 260 pounds and was last seen wearing a ball cap, no shirt and grey and bright green shorts.
Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at 850-482-9624.
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JACKSON COUNTY, Fla (WMBB) — The Jackson County Sherriff’s Office is looking for an armed subject.
Nicholas Davis is approximately 6’02” and weighs 260 pounds and is believed to be driving a stolen 2016 Chevrolet 2500 LTZ 4X4, according to authorities.
The truck is a slate gray metallic in color and has a Florida specialty tag C-0LDS.
There is a black vinyl bedcover on the bed and a chrome University of Florida specialty tag with a green gator head affixed to the front, according to JCSO.
Authorities say the subject is considered armed and dangerous. If encountered, contact law enforcement immediately.