Two Florida men have been arrested in two separate cases with one commonality, meth. In the words of Mike Tyson, “Man, that’s methed up.”
On July 16, 2022, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) responded to a trespass call on Fort Road.
When deputies arrived on the scene, they made with the suspect, Jeremy Kirksey, who provided deputies with a fake name.
During the course of the investigation, a street drug, MDMA, as well as Methamphetamine, and a handgun were located. Kirksey is a convicted felon and was taken into custody without incident.
He is being charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Methamphetamine and MDMA, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, and Providing a False Name to Law Enforcement.
“Sheriff Edenfield is thankful that the trespass was reported to authorities and that deputies were able to quickly apprehend the suspect,” said JCSO in a statement.
In a separate and unrelated case on Friday, at approximately 10:00 pm officers with the Marianna Police Department (MPD) were conducting routine traffic control in the area of Rockwell and Booker Street.
While monitoring traffic, an officer observed a gray Challenger, that failed to stop at Orange Street and South Street intersection.
A traffic stop was subsequently conducted but the driver led police on a short chase.
Officers pursued the vehicle as it accelerated on wet roads traveling at a high rate of speed.
“The pursuit was discontinued for the safety of other motorists on the roadway. While continuing to patrol the area the vehicle was located a short time later at the intersection of Pooser Road and Old Airbase Road,” said MPD.
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Officer found the car unoccupied, running, with the driver’s door open.
The driver’s Florida identification card was left behind, identifying the suspect as Ryan Massey.
Marianna Police Department Communications advised officers that Massey had several warrants and was classified as a habitual traffic violator.
Jackson Correctional Institution and Apalachee Correctional Institutions K-9 teams were contacted to assist in the apprehension of the suspect. A perimeter was setup with the assistance of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. Upon the arrival of ACI, a track was discovered in the open field near where the subject fled from the vehicle.
After a short period of time, Ryan Massey was located hiding in a thicket connected to the field. Massey was placed into custody without incident.
“Massey had a sizable quantity of U.S. currency on his person. The denominations are consistent with that of those used in the purchase and sale of illicit narcotics. A check of the vehicle yielded a scale, clear plastic bags, and a quantity of methamphetamine,” said MPD.
Massey has been charged with Aggravated Flee and Elude, Driving While License Suspended or Revoked Habitual Offender, and Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute Within 1000 of Housing Authority.