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2 individuals wanted for stolen vehicle found in Chambers County hotel

CHAMBERS COUNTY, Ala. - Chambers County Sheriff's Office have arrested two individuals wanted after a vehicle was stolen from a Walmart in Baldwin County, Alabama.

The sheriff's office says the suspects, 20-year-old Haley Dominique Watson and 25-year-old Chase Stockton Blackburn were believed to be in possession of the stolen 2018 Red Nissan Versa. Both suspects are from the Pensacola / Escambia County, Florida area. The two were also wanted for questioning in reference to a recent Robbery / Carjacking by The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. 

On April 2, 2018, at approximately 9:55 a.m. The Foley Police Department, Baldwin County, AL. received a report of a stolen vehicle taken from the Foley Walmart parking lot.

According to the Chambers County Sheriff's Office, back on March 4, 2018 Chambers County deputies received information that these two individuals were occupying the 2018 Nissan Versa that had been reported stolen to the Foley Police Department area may possibly be located in Chambers County. Deputies patrolled the Lanett area and located the vehicle abandoned in the 2200 block of U.S. Highway 29 in Lanett.

April 5, 2018, deputies again received information that both Chase Blackburn and Haley Watson were again believed to be back in the Chambers County area. While deputies were patrolling the 4600 block of U.S. Highway 29. Blackburn was observed standing outside of a room at the Rica Motel. Blackburn attempted to escape custody and ran on foot. He was then pursued on foot by one of the Deputies. While running, Blackburn is believed to have attempted to make entry into a residence on 50th Street where damage was caused to the rear door of the residence.

Blackburn was taken into custody by Valley police as he was running in the area of 48th Street.  He was then transported back to the Rica motel where Watson was located in one of the rooms. A search warrant was executed on this room that resulted in Watson and Blackburn being charged with unlawful possession of marijuana 2nd degree, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and attempting to elude.

Both Blackburn and Watson were then transported to Chambers County Jail where they will be given a bond and await extradition back to Baldwin County.  

Sheriff Lockhart would like to thank Valley Police Department and the assistance of the Drug Task Force for all the cooperation and assistance in bringing these two individuals off the streets of Chamber County.


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