Panama City, FL –
HOLMES COUNTY, Florida (WMBB) – A police chase on Friday afternoon ended with two Bonifay police officers at the hospital, one of whom was overflown.
It all started when an officer on leave received a tip about a possible drug trade.
The duty officer reached out to a duty officer and they began their search.
Investigators said they saw the suspect change vehicles and then execute a stop sign.
When the police tried to stop the suspect, they said he had taken off.
They found themselves on a gravel road with poor visibility.
“They lost control of the car and it drove. The suspect continued to travel for about a mile and a half and he also lost control of the road and went into the creek, ”said Chris Wells, Bonifay Police Chief.
K9 tracking teams from the Holmes and Walton County Sheriff’s Offices searched for the suspect until midnight.
They didn’t find him until the next morning.
Thomas Bernard Peterson is being held without bond at the Walton County Jail.
Chief Wells said his two police officers were treated and released from the hospital that night, but were still under medical surveillance.
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