Man steals vehicle at CEFCO, tries to run over victim, then strikes pole attempting to flee the scene

On April 5, 2022, Fort Walton Beach Police officers were dispatched to a stolen vehicle at, 325 Eglin Parkway NE, the CEFCO service station.

The suspect entered the parking lot of the CEFCO and forcibly removed the victim from his company vehicle. He then attempted to run over the victim who was fleeing on foot.

During the suspect’s attempt to strike the victim, he struck a parked vehicle and a fuel island, where the victim was attempting to seek shelter.

The suspect then sped through the parking lot to flee the scene but struck a light pole.

When officers arrived at the scene, they located the suspect on the property and following a short altercation, with officers, he was taken into custody for Carjacking, Aggravated Assault with intent to commit a felony, Resisting without violence, and Possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.

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