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FHP: Jackson County shooting suspect arrested after being stopped for speeding

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Posted at 9:02 PM, Apr 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-30 21:02:52-04

BRISTOL, Fla. — A man wanted for a shooting in Jackson County was arrested in Liberty County after being stopped for speeding.

Norquelle Calhoun was arrested on Monday.

On Monday, Florida Highway Patrol troopers were working traffic near the intersection of State Road 20 and Johnson Street near the City of Bristol in Liberty County, when he saw Calhoun driving on State Road at a high rate of speed.

Troopers went to stop Calhoun's vehicle for speeding, but he didn’t immediately stop until he turned onto County Road 12, where he then made an abrupt stop in the middle of the road.

With the help of the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, Calhoun was removed from the vehicle.

Calhoun had a warrant out of Jackson County for a possession of controlled substance charge. Troopers were then made aware by FHP Communications that a recent BOLO out of Jackson County matched Calhoun's name, physical description, and vehicle being driven and he was the primary suspect in a shooting that had occurred in Jackson County earlier in the day.

Calhoun was placed under arrest for his out of county warrant and in connection with the BOLO notification for the shooting that occurred in Jackson County.

He was taken by the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office to the Liberty County Jail to await extradition.

The vehicle was taken into evidence by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.