HOLT, Fla., Dec. 20, 2017—A Holt resident was apprehended after being pursued across the Alabama state line into Florida yesterday.
Louis Allen Scott, 30, fled from Escambia County Sheriff’s Office in Alabama yesterday and crossed into Florida when deputies attempted to stop and arrest Scott who has six felony warrants.
He has also been arrested twice this year by Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, both times for drug possession.
Once Scott crossed the state line, Okaloosa County law enforcement was notified.
After crashing his vehicle on Sherman Kennedy Road in Baker, Scott fled on foot.
Escambia County Sheriff’s Office requested support from Okaloosa Correctional Institution’s canine unit to help track the fleeing suspect.
Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, along with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, stepped in to offer agency assistance.
He was eventually taken into custody around 9:30 p.m. after several hours of tracking.
When searched, Scott’s possessions included a glass smoking pipe with a brown crystal substance inside. A drug field test was positive for methamphetamine.
Scott is being held in the Okaloosa Department of Corrections without bond.
Scott is a native of Alabama and attended Baker High School.
Staff and Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office release