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Suspicious Person Lands One in Jail on Multiple Charges

Matt Boster

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Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Sep 06 2018 2:21 PM

On 9-5-18 at approximately 3:30pm, a Concerned Citizen contacted the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office to report a Prowler / Suspicious Person in the area of Mt. Olive AME Church located at 2135 Fairview Rd. Marianna, Florida 32448.


The citizen stated that a white male appeared to be attempting to conceal himself behind the Church. Upon arrival of a Deputy from the Uniform Patrol Division, he made contact with a W/M, later identified as Franklin L. Darrah. The Deputy did observe a vehicle parked behind the church. During the course of the Investigation, it was learned that Darrah had been attempting to siphon fuel from a Church Van.


When approached by the Deputy, Darrah ran back to his vehicle, and fled southbound on Fairview Rd. The Deputy then initiated a vehicle pursuit as Darrah drove from the Church fleeing at high speeds in excess of 80 mph.  Darrah drove his vehicle into the oncoming lane without regard for other motorists causing a School Bus to stop on the shoulder of the roadway to avoid the fleeing vehicle. The pursuit ended when Darrah left the roadway after loosing control in an adjacent field.


Darrah then attempted to flee on foot, but was apprehended by the pursuing Deputy.  Franklin Darrah was arrested and lodged into the Jackson County Correctional Facility to await first appearance.


Arrested:


Franklin Lorenzo Darrah


46 yoa


Hwy 73 Marianna, Florida


Charges:


 Burglary of a Structure


Criminal Mischief to a Church and/or Place of Worship


Aggravated Fleeing and Attempting to Elude w/o Regard


Driving w/ Suspended Driver’s License (Habitual Traffic Violator)


Resisting an Officer w/o Violence


Theft of Fuel from a Motor Vehicle


Violation of State Probation (Absconder/Fugitive) (Leaving Crash other than Serious Injuries / Driving w/ Lic S/R/C/D Felony)


 


Sheriff Lou Roberts would like to thank the citizens of Jackson County for being alert for supicious activites in our Community. He would also like to remind everyone that if they see any suspicious activities to please call Chipola Crime Stoppers at 850-526-5000 or the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at 482-9648.



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