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Man accused of kidnapping leads officials on high-speed chase in Jackson County

Posted at 5:58 AM, Jun 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-25 06:18:55-04

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — Deputies say a man that was accused of kidnapping a woman at gunpoint, led law enforcement on a high-speed chase through Jackson County.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from Loves Truck Stop in Cottondale, in regards to a kidnapping on Sunday afternoon.

The victim reported to employees that she had been kidnapped and forced into her vehicle at gunpoint. The suspect was later identified as Albert Mckinnie, 36, of Walton Beach.

The victim also stated that Mckinnie was outside the Truck Stop in a White Cadillac.

Documents say deputies and Cottondale police responded to the scene.

When police tried to make contact with the suspect, he entered his vehicle and drove off.

Police then activated emergency their emergency lights and siren but the driver failed to stop.

Deputies say Mckinnie kept driving, got on the interstate, then exited at the Kynesville Highway interchange.

Documents say the he led both deputies and police on a high-speed chase, driving well over 100 MPH.

During the chase, deputies say the suspect threw several bags out of his car window.

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was able to stop north and south bound traffic along Highway 231 and Kynesville Highway in an effort to protect others on the road.

The trooper then took over the chase as Mckinnie kept driving.

After several minutes of a high-speed pursuit, the chase finally came to an end when the trooper performed the PIT maneuver.

The PIT maneuver, caused Mckinnie to drive off the road and eventually come to a stop.

Documents say he was immediately arrested and transported to the Washington County Jail.

Further investigation also revealed that the victim had been kidnapped from Fort Walton Beach earlier that morning.

The victim stated McKinnie held a gun to her head the whole time he was driving.

McKinnie now faces a series of charges, including carjacking with a firearm, possession of cocaine, grand theft of a motor vehicle and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.