Juvenile nabbed for home invasion attempt

Published 9:01 am Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A 16-year-old juvenile has been taken into custody after allegedly attempting to break into a home in the Freemanville community Tuesday morning.

According to Escambia County Chief Deputy Mike Lambert, a call was placed to the Atmore Police Department at 11:01 a.m. Tuesday reporting a home invasion on Dailey Street. Lambert said deputies were dispatched to the scene, as were Poarch Creek Indian tribal officers, who reached the home first.

“We got Poarch in route because obviously that’s right there on top of them,” Lambert said. “They got there first and according to a witness, the subject was attempting to kick in the front door of a residence, but never gained entry.”

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Lambert said the suspect fled the scene when officers arrived, but was quickly captured.

“He ran on foot, fleeing the scene,” Lambert said. “A pursuit followed by PCI officers and the subject was caught a short distance away trying to enter one of his relative’s houses.”

Lambert said PCI officers reported the juvenile subject became tripped up when attempting to cross a barbed wire fence.

Lambert said the suspect was taken into custody without incident.

“He was turned over to the juvenile authorities and transported to the Baldwin County Juvenile Detention Center,” he said.

Lambert also praised PCI officers for their swift response time, adding it is “just another plus to them being sworn in as deputy sheriffs when they are not on the reservation.”

“It was just good work between the sheriff’s department and tribal police,” Lambert continued. “Their hasty response made all the difference.”

Lambert said an investigation into the incident in ongoing.