Officer-involved shooting case ends with pair of arrests

Published 4:19 pm Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Two Brewton men are facing a variety of charges after a Saturday incident left one of the suspects wounded and hospitalized.

Johnathon Holliman, 24, of 305 McGougin Rd., and Chad Hosford, 26, of Dixon Nursery Road, were arrested following a high-speed chase and car crash early Saturday.

Johnathon Holliman

Johnathon Holliman

Chad Hosford

Chad Hosford


According to a previous report by officials, an attempted traffic stop on the vehicle was made by an Escambia County Sheriff’s deputy. The vehicle failed to stop and began speeding along U.S. 31 North into Brewton and continued through the city onto Alabama 41. The vehicle left the roadway and crashed near Tippens Eddy Road as officers closed in on the chase.

Following the crash, the suspect and unnamed deputy were involved in an altercation, and the deputy shot the suspect, officials said.

Holliman has been charged with two counts of attempting to elude; unlawful possession of a controlled substance – synthetic cannabis; unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia; and disarming a law enforcement officer.  The suspect is awaiting a bond hearing in the case.

Hosford has been charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia; unlawful possession of a controlled substance; and throwing a dangerous missile into an occupied vehicle. The suspect was booked into the Escambia County Detention Center and has been released on a $17,000 bond.

In the case of an officer-involved shooting, the investigation had been turned over to the Alabama Bureau of Investigation.

The unnamed officer in the case was not injured.