MARY ESTHER, Fla. (WKRG) — Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office said a driver of a stolen vehicle deliberately rammed a deputy’s patrol car in an attempt to run away from deputies
OCSO says Chad Ebanks, 20, from Destin, is charged with fleeing and eluding, grand theft of a motor vehicle, aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, providing false identification, and failure to appear on a grand theft charge.
OCSO says deputies were attempting a traffic stop on a stolen vehicle when Ebanks hit the patrol SUV, got out and ran. Ebanks was found by deputies shortly after he ran underneath a vehicle in the Santa Rosa Mall Parking lot. Ebanks initially provided a false name and age but was later positively identified by OCSO booking personnel.
The deputy inside the patrol SUV was not injured.