Cops chase two

Published 4:47 pm Monday, May 7, 2007

By By Lisa Tindell and Lydia Grimes
Brewton area law enforcement officials got some exercise this week as two suspects in two separate cases gave chase during arrest attempts.
Officials said Kevin Hendrieth, 31, fled Wednesday after a probation officer attempted to serve a warrant for his arrest.
Tim Cook had some to a residence on St. Nicholas Avenue to arrest Hendrieth on a bond revocation, Cook said.
Eric Suarez with the Brewton Police Department said Hendrieth was facing arrest on charges of sexual abuse first degree.
During the search for Hendrieth, officers called for assistance from the tracking dogs at Century Correctional Facility.
Two tracking teams were dispatched to the woody area near the St. Nicholas Avenue residence where Hendrieth was last seen. After a brief hunt, dogs tracked Hendrieth behind an abandoned house in the neighborhood. After being found, he was arrested by Brewton Police and booked into the Escambia County Detention Center, where he is being held without bond.
A second chase Thursday was shorter but also successful - and turned up drugs and cash, officials said. After officers made a traffic stop at the corner of Sowell Road and Blacksher Street, a suspect tried to escape on foot.
Officers stopped a suspect who was wanted on a felony warrant from Georgia.
According to Eric Suarez, an investigator with the Brewton Police Department, Byron O'Neal Jones, 28, of West Underwood Street in Brewton was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, first degree and resisting arrest.
Suarez received permission to search the vehicle. He and Brand found around $1,000 in cash and six bags of marijuana in the middle console of the Explorer in a Crown Royal bag.
While the police were checking the back of the vehicle, Jones &#8220took off,” Suarez said. Other units were called and he was chased and caught about a half a block away.
Jones is now in the Escambia County Detention Center. He appeared in court on Friday and was given a $5,000 bond. He did not post his bond and was still in the Detention Center as of Friday afternoon.
Those who assisted in the capture and arrest were Police Chief Monte McGougin, Saurez, Brand, Captain James Hicks, Investigator Russell Martin and Drug Task Force Agent Greg Forbes.