PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — Christopher Michael Chancey, 30, was convicted by an Escambia County jury on Wednesday of attempted murder on a law enforcement officer.
On October 7, 2018, Chancey was spotted making an improper lane change. When law enforcement attempted to pull Chancey over, he sped up and fled from the deputy. Speeds reached 100 miles per hour and ended on Nine Mile Road near Pensacola Boulevard.
In the course of the chase, a firearm was discharged several times by Chancey. Bullets struck one of the law enforcement vehicles.
After law enforcement stopped Chancey’s vehicle, he then attempted to run. However, he was soon apprehended.
Chancey has a list of prior convictions that consist of drug paraphernalia and violent offenses.
Chancey will be sentenced February 27, 2020 and the State Attorney’s Office will seek life in prison. He faces a mandatory minimum of 20 years.
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