5 teens arrested after stolen car breaks down on I-10


Teens are arrested in Holt after stealing a car in Santa Rosa County. (Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office)

HOLT, Fla., Nov. 9, 2018—Teenagers were arrested on Interstate 10 in Holt around 3 a.m. Nov. 9 after fleeing from the county sheriff.

The five juveniles, ranging in age from 13 to 16, face charges of grand theft and resisting arrest.

Charged are:

  • Latrell Damontrey Husfelt, 16, of Milton
  • Manuel Josiah Viramontes, 14, of Bagdad
  • Caleb Darrin Frazier, 15, of Pensacola
  • Joseph Tashaun Simmons, 14, of Pensacola
  • Gauge Tyler Young, 13, of Pensacola

Viramontes is also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and providing a false name.

Early Friday morning, an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy spotted a 1997 Nissan sedan, reported stolen out of Santa Rosa County the night before, parked near mile marker 47 with five individuals walking away from it, according to the arrest reports.

When the deputy turned on his lights, all five boys ran into the wooded area along the interstate.

A perimeter was set up and while waiting for an OCSO K9 unit to arrive, Frazier and Viramontes came out of the woods around mile marker 46.

An OCSO deputy caught Viramontes as the two boys darted back into the woods.

A search of Viramontes’ pockets produced a glass pipe that field tested positive for marijuana.

Sheriff’s office K9 units and deputies located and caught Frazier and two other individuals about 100 feet into the woods next to the interstate fence.

Approximately 10 minutes later, the fifth juvenile appeared from the wooded area near the Holt exit at mile marker 45 and was caught without incident.

According to the arrest reports, after the boys were read their rights, Frazier admitted to stealing the car.

Simmons and Husfelt said Frazier picked up the boys and drove them  to a home in Crestview.

After leaving Crestview, they were headed toward Holt when the car, leaking oil, broke down on the interstate.

Frazier got out of the car and threw the car key into the woods where it was later found.

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