K-9 JESTER APPREHENDS SUSPECT FOLLOWING PURSUIT OF STOLEN VEHICLE
A pursuit in DeFuniak Springs ends in a K-9 apprehension and a suspect in custody late Thursday night.
At 10:04 p.m. Walton County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a stolen vehicle on Nelson Road in DeFuniak Springs. Deputies were already patrolling the area nearby and were able to quickly locate the vehicle on Pleasant Ridge Road.
When deputies attempted a traffic stop, the driver fled. Spike strips were successfully deployed on Range Road just north of Site C-6. Once the vehicle came to a stop, the suspect fled into the woods.
Walton County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Jester was deployed and quickly apprehended the suspect who was later identified as Clifton Ray Galloway, 33, of DeFuniak Springs.
Galloway was subsequently arrested and charged with obstruction without violence, fleeing and eluding law enforcement, and grand theft of a vehicle. He is currently being held on a $15,000 bond at the Walton County Jail.