The Office of the State Attorney Glenn Hess announces that on Thursday, May 30, 2019, a Bay County jury found Noah Zane Marsh, 24, of Panama City, Florida, guilty of Battery on Law Enforcement Officer, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Paraphernalia, and Burglary.
Evidence presented at trial showed that the Panama City Beach Police Department developed the Defendant as a suspect in a car burglary that occurred on November 17, 2018, in the Bid-A-Wee community. The Defendant was located and stopped by Officer Williams, only hours after the burglary had occurred. When Officer Williams attempted to detain the Defendant, he was punched multiple times when the Defendant attempted to evade his arrest. A subsequent search of the Defendant revealed that he was in actual possession of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and several items belonging to the victim of the car burglary.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorneys Lawrence Gill and Nicole Reed. Circuit Judge Ana Garcia adjudicated the defendant guilty and scheduled a sentencing hearing for July 11, 2019.
For additional information, contact Chief Assistant State Attorney Larry Basford.