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MANHUNT ON STATE ROAD 85

As reported by Wolfgang Menser

Monday, December 4th, around 3:04 p.m., Keenan Boggan, age 29, was traveling at 101 miles per hour, which was exceeding the 65 mile per hour speed limit on State Road 123.  The State Trooper noticed this, then engaged his lights and sirens to attempt a traffic stop on the vehicle.  Mr. Boggan refused to stop his vehicle, he continued to flee and elude the officer at the speed of over 100 mph.  Mr. Boggan forced motorists to evade him. He was seen changing lanes and swerving into and out of traffic.  The attempts to overtake and conduct a traffic stop of the vehicle were stopped for the safety of others on the road.  Soon after, dirt kicked up in the air that could be seen near State Road 85 and General Bond Cutoff Road.  Troopers then investigated what kicked up the dirt only to find Mr. Boggan’s vehicle disabled after an attempt to make a U-Turn back onto State Road 85 was cut short from driving down a culvert to then up and over an earthen berm.  When Troopers got to the vehicle, a passenger, Tykia Washington, was found lying on the ground beside the passenger side of the vehicle.  It was discovered that Mr. Boggan, after having crashed the vehicle, fled on foot into the nearby forest area.  Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, Eglin Air Force Base Security Forces, Florida Wildlife Commission, and Okaloosa Correctional Institute responded to assist.  Okaloosa Correctional Institute Canine Team did a search of the area,  it was revealed Mr. Boggan took off his clothes and ankle bracelet to try and elude law enforcement even longer.  Mr. Boggan was finally located and taken into custody by law enforcement.  The vehicle contained a SAR 1, an assault rifle with different attachments, a fully loaded Glock 19, three (3) ski masks, and what appeared to be a powdery white substance in bag.  After a run on the assault rifle and Glock 19 serial numbers, the Glock 19 was reported stolen from Walton County.  Mr. Boggan is charged with Fleeing and Eluding a Law Enforcement Officer at High Speed, Possession of a Weapon by a Violent Career Criminal, Possession or Use of Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, Grand Theft of a Firearm, Possession of Burglary Tools, Driving While License Suspended 3rd Subsequent Offense, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Reckless Driving with Property Damage, Leaving the Scene of a Traffic Crash, Criminal Mischief and Speeding.  Mr. Washington was charged with Possession of Burglary Tools, Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Grand Theft of a Firearm.  Mr. Boggan and Mr. Washington were booked in the Okaloosa County Jail.

 

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