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Bay County Sheriffs Office Captures Wanted Tallahasseee Man

Bay County Sheriffs Office Captures Wanted Tallahasseee Man
Posted at 9:23 AM, Feb 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-09 07:44:49-05

Tallahassee, Fla. (WTXL) - A stolen semi-trailer truck leads to the arrest of a wanted man.

The Bay County Sheriffs Office received a call Wednesday afternoon in reference to a stolen semi-trailer out of Leon County.

An employee of the company that owned the truck had seen it and recognized it as stolen.

The semi-trailer was traveling on Highway 231.

A BCSO deputy spotted the truck pulled over on the side of the road on Highway 20, about one hundred yards from Highway 231.

The deputy made contact with the driver of the truck and spoke with him briefly before the man bolted into the woods heading in a southwesterly direction.

BCSO K9 dogs and handlers along with Bay County Jail K9 dogs responded and tracked the suspect into the woods.

While running in the woods, the suspect found camouflage clothing, called a ghillie suit, and put it on.

Despite this the law enforcement dogs and handlers were still able to track him down and within forty-five minutes, they flushed him out of the woods where he was taken into custody without incident.

The suspect was identified as Byron Massey, age 38.

Massey was wanted on a felony warrant on violation of probation in Leon County.

He was arrested and charged with resisting arrest without violence.

He will be extradited to Leon County to face additional charges.

The truck has been returned to its owner.