Willie Moore Found Guilty of Fleeing to Elude

Press Release

The Office of State Attorney Glenn Hess announces that on May 2, 2017, a six-member jury found Willie Moore guilty as charged of Fleeing to Elude a Law Enforcement Officer Siren and Lights Activated.  On January 22, 2016, Investigator Jacob McGowin with the Bay County Sheriff’s Office was working routine patrol in the area of Cherry Street and Highway 22A.  Investigator McGowin observed a car driven by the Defendant, Willie Moore, tailgating other vehicles on the road and driving over the posted speed limit of 35 miles per hour.  Investigator McGowin, in an attempt to stop the vehicle, activated his blue lights and siren, but the Defendant failed to stop.  It took the jury 6 minutes to convict the Defendant of Fleeing to Elude a Law Enforcement Siren and Lights Activated.  Judge Brantley Clark, Jr. sentenced the Defendant to 30 months in the Department of Corrections.  The State’s case was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorneys Alyssa Yarbrough and Jennifer Hawkins.

Please contact Chief Assistant State Attorney Larry Basford at 850-819-6985 with any questions.