The Office of State Attorney Glenn Hess announces that Marcus Allen Patton, 50, of Tennessee was found guilty by a jury in Washington County, Florida on May 21, 2019, of Felony Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Marked Police Car, Driving Under the Influence, and Resisting an Officer without Violence.
Assistant State Attorney John Maceluch proved that just after Hurricane Michael on October 30, 2018, Patton was speeding on Highway 79 north of Ebro when a Washington County Sheriff Deputy signaled for him to pull over with lights and siren activated. Patton continued travelling into the Ebro city limits and when he was finally stopped he exhibited signs of impairment from alcohol consumption. A subsequent intoxilizer test conducted by the FHP revealed Patton had a B.A.C of 0.095 and 0.105. Patton has multiple prior convictions for felony offenses in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Circuit Judge Timothy Register scheduled sentencing for June 13, 2019.
For additional information, contact Chief Assistant State Attorney Larry Basford.