HOLT, Fla., May 6, 2020—A traffic stop resulted in the arrest of two men for carjacking and other charges here May 2.
Cristian Alexander Douglas, 30, from DeFuniak Springs but with a current South Dakota address, was arrested for carjacking, fleeing to elude, resisting arrest, driving with a suspended license, giving a false name to an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputy and probation violation.
A second individual, David Michael Beck, 27, from Holt, was also arrested for possession of a controlled substance and accessory carjacking after the fact.
Around 5:15 p.m., an OCSO deputy pulled over a Chevrolet Equinox after watching it roll through the stop sign at Broxson and Log Lake roads.
Stopped near the River’s Edge Campground, the passenger, Douglas, falsely gave his name as Cody Frasier, according to the arrest report.
As the deputy checked records on his in-vehicle computer, the driver got out of the SUV and Douglas raced off.
Five minutes later, less than a mile from the traffic stop, deputies found the SUV concealed on property on Dove Run Road and Beck walking away from it.
Beck said he had just arrived, saw the unoccupied SUV and decided to move it. He denied knowing how the vehicle got there or helping the driver, according to the report.
An OCSO K-9 unit arrived and tracked Douglas through a wooded area to a deep ravine approximately 2 miles away.
Upon questioning, Douglas said he ran because he had an infection and a probation violation warrant for his arrest.
At Beck’s, he told Beck to get the car back to the owner. Beck told Douglas to run down the trail behind his house toward the power lines, according to the arrest report.
Douglas is also wanted in Santa Rosa County for credit card theft. In August 2019, he was arrested for grand theft auto in Santa Rosa County and domestic battery in Walton County.
In addition to the current charges, Beck was arrested for drugs in 2019 and DUI in 2017.