Chase lands one in jail and one life-flighted


WAUSAU – A Chipley man is behind bars after leading Washington County Sheriff’s Office on a high-speed chase, followed by a foot chase in the early morning hours of October 23. 

Around 12:45 a.m. a Washington County Sheriff Office Deputy clocked a black Chevrolet Silverado traveling more than 30 miles per hour over the posted speed limit. When the deputies attempted a traffic stop, the driver of the vehicle quickly sped up and continued traveling at a high rate of speed.  

As deputies closed in on the subject at the intersection of Olie Road and Deltona Boulevard, they lost site of the vehicle.  A short time later, WCSO found the truck overturned in a ditch. The driver had abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot but was taken into custody within minutes. 

The driver was identified at Timothy Edward Manney, 31, of Chipley. As Manney was taken into custody, deputies heard a passenger in the vehicle in need of assistance. First aid was rendered while awaiting EMS however, the passenger was later transported, via Airheart, out of state due to the extent of their injuries. 

A subsequent search of the vehicle found an abundance of ammunition in the center console. 

Manney, a convicted felon, is charged with  resisting arrest without violence and possession of ammunition or weapon by a convicted felon.