Deputies: Suspect slices wrists after fleeing

Published 9:31 pm Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A domestic disturbance on Hope Grant Road lead officers from several law enforcement agencies on a chase Monday morning ending in the arrest of one suspect.

Justin B. Still, 25, was arrested and charged with third-degree domestic violence in the case.


Escambia County Sheriff Chief Deputy Mike Lambert said the call just after 11 a.m. Monday reported a domestic disturbance.

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“When our officers arrived at the scene, a female victim had been assaulted by the suspect who had fled the scene on foot,” Lambert said. “Due to the severity of the assault and the fact that the suspect was armed with a knife, we began a search for him.”

Lambert said officers with the sheriff’s department, the 21st Judicial Drug Task Force, the District Attorney’s office and other officers established a perimeter in the area in an attempt to capture the suspect.

“We were in close proximity to the (Fountain) prison so we called for the dogs to help track the suspect,” Lambert said. “Once the dogs tracked him and we had him surrounded, he cut his wrists with the knife in an attempt to commit suicide.”

Lambert said officers quickly overtook the suspect and assessed his injuries while taking him into custody.

Still was transported to Atmore Community Hospital where he was treated for the self-inflicted wounds and was later taken to the Escambia County Detention Center. No information was available on bond in the case as of press time Tuesday.