A man is behind bars Saturday, suspected of kidnapping and a home invasion robbery. Police finally caught up to man after a lengthy chase.
The early morning pursuit involved officers of the Tallahassee Police Department, Leon County Sheriff's Office and other local agencies, and through this teamwork, they got their man.
Early Saturday morning at around 5 a.m., Tallahassee police were alerted to a possible carjacking and kidnapping, and the kidnapper still had a victim.
"We had officers looking at a second location where he was possibly headed. The suspect pulled into this complex, and upon seeing the officers he turned around and a pursuit was initiated," said LT Leroy Peck of the Tallahassee Police Department.
As the pursuit moved north of the city limits onto Crowder Road, Leon County sheriff deputies joined in the chase, and the suspect dead ended at Lake Jackson and fled on foot.
"A perimeter was established. Our K-9 officer was in the area. He responded, put the dog on the ground and began tracking the suspect," said Paul Pruitt of the Leon County Sheriff's Office.
The suspect was running through the nearby neighborhood when he broke into a house on Sonnett Drive.
"I walked outside to get my dog some food. We keep his food in the garage where I saw the suspect. I immediately locked the door and shut it, at which point he saw me, kicked in the door, we scuffled and I fought and got away," said Michael Ross, a home invasion victim.
The K-9 unit eventually captured the suspect in the area. He is identified as 32-year-old Eddie Powell. Officers say he may also be associated with other crimes that are currently being investigated.
Eddie Powell is facing several felony charges for this incident. He will be brought before a judge. Eddie Powell is also a suspect of at least one robbery in Leon County.