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Car Chase Ends In Crash

By: Madison County Sheriff's Office Email
By: Madison County Sheriff's Office Email

Press Release: Madison County Sheriff's Office

Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Sunday, the 30th day of June 2013 at 11:27 PM, Deputy Lauth attempted to conduct a traffic stop at County Camp Road on a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. The 2007 Impala refused to stop and accelerated in an attempt elude Deputy Lauth.

Deputy Lauth initiated a pursuit with blue lights and siren as the Impala continued to flee until losing control and crashing the Impala at the intersection of County Camp Road and Ammons Avenue. The driver quickly exited the Impala and fled away on foot. The vehicle owner was identified and stated that her husband was the only person to have the vehicle. The owner further described her husband and clothing to match that of the person fleeing on foot after the crash.

Responding units, Sgt. Boatwright, Deputy Kirkland and Madison Police Patrolman Smith set up a perimeter to capture the suspect. Soon thereafter, Patrolmen Smith heard noises in a wooded area just north of the crash site. The subject was located lying in the woods just off the roadway.

The subject (driver) was identified and charged with the following:

Winfort Kardell Barfield, B/M, DOB: 07/08/1965 of Madison Florida.
Charged: Fleeing and eluding, Driving with suspended License/Habitual, Resisting arrest without violence, Posession Marijuana less than 20 grams.


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