Defuniak Springs, Fla— On Saturday August 22nd WCSO was conducting a security check in the parking lot of Allstate in Defuniak Springs when they noticed a Black Ford Mustang with Allen Walker, 25, behind the wheel. Deputies confirmed through dispatch Walker was driving without a license.
As Walker began to leave the parking lot traveling south toward Bob Sikes Road he immediately rolled up the driver and passenger side windows while exiting the parking lot upon seeing the deputy in his patrol car.
Deputies initiated a traffic stop as soon as the vehicle entered the roadway signaling the driver with emergency sirens to stop the vehicle. The vehicle started increasing speed while driving recklessly and made an aggressive turn into a residence approximately 300 feet east of 19th Street.
The vehicle traveled through the yard of the residence around a car, which was parked in the driveway, and exited on to 19th street in a reckless manner. Walker exited the vehicle leaving it in the middle of 19th street with the driver’s door open.
Walker fled on foot traveling West on Sam’s Branch Drive when Deputies noticed his right hand in his pocket as if he was trying to empty it.
Walker jumped the fence of a home at the end of the road, circled behind a structure only to jump the fence again and head back east. Additional WCSO deputies were on the other side of the structure and gave Walker verbal orders to get on the ground.
Deputies seized a syringe into evidence that Walker dumped during the pursuit. Walker was arrested and transported to the Walton County Jail for processing. Later, it was discovered that there were two juveniles located in the vehicle during the time Walker attempted to flee.
Walker was charged with cruelty towards child that could have resulted in mental/physical injury, resisting an officer during a traffic stop, habitual DWLSR, resisting an officer without violence, and drug possession.