Crawfordville, Florida - October 31, 2011 -
Two Tallahassee men were arrested following a robbery at Wal-Mart in Crawfordville and an ensuing high speed vehicle chase that ended a few miles later, according to Wakulla County Sheriff Donnie Crum.
Eustace J. Cameron, 39, was charged with grand theft, armed robbery and resisting an officer without violence. Ronnie Bernard Spearman, Sr., 44, was charged with armed robbery, grand theft, knowingly operating a motor vehicle while license is suspended or revoked, aggravated fleeing/eluding a law enforcement officer when lights/sirens activated and resisting arrest without violence.
Lt. Jimmy Sessor was on party patrol in the Wal-Mart parking lot Monday, Oct. 31 at 12:36 a.m. when he observed Cameron pushing two shopping carts outside Wal-Mart with a store employee in pursuit asking him to stop. When the lieutenant attempted to stop the man, he jumped into a waiting vehicle and the two suspects drove north on U.S. Highway 319.
Lt. Sessor followed the suspects to the U.S. Highway 319 and Highway 267 intersection where two Florida Highway Patrolmen, who were called in to assist, helped stop the vehicle. Spearman complied with orders to get out of the vehicle but Cameron jumped into the driver’s seat and attempted to put the vehicle in gear before being physically removed from the vehicle.
An inventory of the vehicle discovered $150 worth of clothing in the original packaging, two homemade pipes and 71 grams of an unknown powder wrapped in aluminum foil. A Wal-Mart employee told investigators that he attempted to stop Cameron from removing the two buggies from the store but Cameron threatened him with a gun which he did not have.
The property in the two buggies was valued at $1,377 for a total of $1,528. The two men were transported to the Wakulla County Jail without incident. There were no injuries. Spearman is also being held on an outstanding warrant out of Leon County. Deputy Clint Beam also investigated.
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