HOLT, Fla., Sept. 17, 2021—Two Crestview men were arrested in Holt after a high-speed chase that began in Laurel Hill ended here last night.
Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responding to a burglary in progress at a home on First Avenue in Laurel Hill last night became involved in pursuit after a car was spotted leaving the scene at high speed.
When a deputy attempted a traffic stop on the silver Nissan around 9:30 p.m., it took off, reaching speeds of 100 miles an hour south along State Road 85, evading a roadblock of spike strips and traveling through several yards before reaching U.S. Highway 90.
The driver, later identified as Isaiah Moore, 22, of Crestview, headed west onto Hwy 90 where he swerved toward an OCSO rolling roadblock, then intentionally rammed the driver’s side of a deputy’s patrol car.
The passenger, later identified Rayshawn Shoffner, 28, also of Crestview, began throwing unidentified objects at the patrol car, striking the windshield.
As the chase entered Holt, the deputy bumped the suspect’s vehicle, causing Moore to lose control and crash into a ditch.
Both Moore and Shoffner were then taken into custody. The deputy was not injured in the incident.
Moore is charged with aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, fleeing and eluding with disregard to the safety of persons or property, possession of fentanyl and having no valid driver’s license, as well as probation violation for firing a weapon from a vehicle from a different incident.
Shoffner is charged with aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of a controlled substance and grand theft auto, as well as domestic battery from Sept. 7.
Crestview Police Department and the Florida Highway Patrol assisted in the pursuit.
Staff and Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office news release