Panama City, FL –
SANTA ROSA BEACH Fla. (WMBB) – In an armed carjacking stretching from Tennessee to Panama City Beach, leading to Walton County, a 5-day suspect search has ended.
Willie Robertson is now in custody. The chase began in Panama City Beach and ended in Santa Rosa Beach, near Emerald Coast Middle School, as the suspect hid for five days in the woods.
Robertson spent the last few days in the Point Washington State Forest without food or water. The MP tried to puncture his car last Wednesday, which was able to stop him on Monday.
“Now he told us after his arrest, that he had actually passed out twice on the roadway next to 98, just heat, no water, a little bug, the nine meters. So it was in bad shape, ”Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson said.
In the camera body photo, Panama City Beach officials used to speak to the public of Willie Robertson, 24, on Wednesday compared to Monday’s arrest looked very different.
A resident had called WCSO to say he believed he spotted Robertson along Serenoa Road, just north of Highway 98.
After receiving this call, Adkinson said they were unsure if he was their suspect at first due to his condition.
“The bug bites were so bad and he actually said something, he made a comment about the yellow flies so they were eating him,” Adkinson said.
Robertson tried to lie about his name before police arrested him on Monday.
“He was in such poor physical condition that he had a hard time doing it and at one point he almost fell and the deputy has to get his hands on him and he almost fell again,” said Adkinson. “They actually had to put him to bed because he was in such poor physical shape.”
Had Robertson been out any longer, Adkinson said he wasn’t sure he would still be alive.
“He basically said at that point, I’m just ready to go to jail, I’m done,” Sheriff Adkinson said. “I’m ready for this to end. “
The manhunt was a group effort across county lines, although WCSO ultimately arrested Robertson. He will spend the next few days in a nearby hospital before facing his charges in Florida and the Tenessee.
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