Flomaton man arrested after chase

Published 3:09 pm Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A Flomaton man was arrested Wednesday, after running from police following their response to a domestic violence incident.

Nicholas Dewayne Smith, 22, of Jordan Road in Flomaton, was charged with domestic violence — strangulation, domestic violence — interference with emergency call, attempt to elude law enforcement, possession of drug paraphernalia, and second-degree possession of marijuana. Smith was transported to the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton.

Flomaton Police Chief Bryan Davis said that the Flomaton Police Department received a 911 call at approximately 7:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. During the call, a female victim stated that Smith had been choking her.

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After officers arrived on scene, Smith fled the residence, Davis said. Deputies with the Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff’s Department and the Escambia County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Department responded to assist in the search for Smith.

K-9 teams from Fountain Correctional Facility and Century Correctional Facility arrived and began to track Smith, who was later taken into custody. The manhunt took a little less than two hours.