Florida man tried to elude deputies on driving garden mower


A Florida man who prevented an arrest earlier this yr by diving right into a swamp was not so fortunate when deputies returned for him Saturday — and he tried utilizing a driving garden mower as a getaway car, authorities stated.

Dusty Mobley evaded sheriff’s deputies on Jan. 3 by diving right into a swamp alongside the Yellow River after they tried to speak to him in reference to a $40,000 stolen boat. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Workplace

Dusty Mobley, 40, of Holt, kicked a John Deere driving garden mower into “excessive gear” whereas he tried to lose pursuing deputies with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Workplace, in response to a division assertion on its Fb web page.The chase ended when deputies shot Mobley with stun weapons, the sheriff’s workplace stated.

“When taken into custody Mobley had a revolver and a handcuff key in his possession, together with a pipe with methamphetamine residue,” in response to the sheriff’s workplace.

Mobley’s hometown, Holt, is about 40 miles northeast of Pensacola, in Florida’s panhandle.

County jail information for Mobley on Monday confirmed he faces greater than a dozen potential costs, together with resisting an officer, obstructing police, possession of a weapon or ammo by a convicted felon, drug tools possession, and grand theft of a motorcar.

He was being held on no bond, in response to the sheriff’s workplace.

It was not clear Monday afternoon if Mobley had retained an lawyer.

His relations couldn’t instantly be reached.

Michele Nicholson, spokesperson for the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Workplace, stated Mobley had a couple of dozen excellent warrants for his arrest when deputies obtained phrase of his whereabouts on Saturday.

Upon arrival, deputies noticed him mowing the property’s garden. Chasing Mobley on the wheel of the driving garden mower, Nicholson stated, lasted about 17 seconds.

“That is the primary that I can recall of somebody making an attempt to get away on a garden mower,” Nicholson stated.

Deputies tried to arrest Mobley on Jan. 3 on suspicion of stealing a $40,000 boat, the sheriff’s workplace stated.

Two days earlier, Mobley used heavy equipment, slicing a gap in a steel constructing, to steal the vessel from a enterprise, officers stated.

When deputies reached Mobley concerning the stolen boat on Jan. 3, he “was on the boat,” however “dove off the aspect and disappeared into the swamp to keep away from going to jail,” in response to the sheriff workplace’s assertion.