A suspect said to have an â€œoutstanding warrantâ€ was apprehended by the Chipley Police Department on Saturday, Oct. 7.
Abidb M. Bell, 27, of Chipley, was arrested after he fled to a residence from authorities. Bell was first identified by police during the early morning hours.
â€œThe officer initiated the process to take Bell into custody, at which point he resisted arrest,â€ a news release said. â€œDespite Bell’s resistance, the officer managed to partially handcuff him. In an effort to gain control of the situation and ensure the safety of all parties involved, the officer deployed a Taser.â€
Bell then broke free from the officerâ€™s grasp after the Taser â€œproved ineffective.â€
â€œIn response to Bell’s escape, the Chipley Police Department immediately called for assistance from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office,â€ the release said. â€œTogether, the two agencies collaborated to establish a secure perimeter in the area.â€
The Jackson County Sheriffâ€™s Office was also called in to assist and provided a dog team, which located Bell.