Sheriff's Office says Holt man tried to outrun them by lawnmower

2022-07-11 05:26:37 By : Mr. Shawn xu

HOLT — A 40-year-old man from Holt remained held without bond in the Okaloosa County Jail on Sunday after attempting to use a riding lawnmower to outrun Sheriff deputies trying to serve him a warrant on Saturday.

The suspect, Dusty Mobley, successfully evaded deputies trying to serve him a warrant in January by jumping into a swamp, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Mobley evaded deputies on Jan. 3 by diving into a swamp along the Yellow River in Holt after they tried to talk to him in reference to a $40,000 stolen boat. Officials said Mobley was on the boat when deputies arrived at the scene, but dove off the side and disappeared into the swamp to avoid going to jail.

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Investigators said Mobley used heavy machinery on Jan. 1 to cut a hole in a metal building and then stole the vessel from a business off of State Road 4 in Baker.

At about 9:30 a.m. Saturday, deputies used a stun gun to immobilize Mobley as he tried to get away by putting a John Deer riding lawnmower into high gear at a home on Pasco Broxson Circle in Holt.

When taken into custody, Mobley was in the possession of a revolver, a handcuff key and a pipe with methamphetamine residue, Sheriff’s Office officials said.

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His current charges include grand theft, grand theft of a vehicle, felony criminal mischief, two counts of resisting an officer, possession of a concealed weapon by a felon, carrying a concealed handcuff key, possession of drug paraphernalia and felony failure to appear.