The Office of State Attorney Glenn Hess announces that on Friday June 7, 2019, the Honorable Circuit Judge Christopher N. Patterson found that Randy “Bo” Holley qualified as a Habitual Felony Offender and sentenced Mr. Holley to 25 years in prison for Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Law Enforcement Officers (High Speed/ Reckless).
During the jury trial two weeks ago, the State was able to prove that Holley was spotted as a passenger in a silver Cadillac. When the police tried to detain Holley for multiple felony warrants, he switched with the driver and took the police on a chase through a Panama City Beach neighborhood and up Highway 79 through West Bay. During the chase, speeds topped 130 MPH and Holley avoided spike strips laid out by law enforcement by driving though the median of Highway 79. The defendant was captured the next day when he fled once again from law enforcement in Washington County. This time law enforcement successfully deployed spike strips that disabled the defendant’s car.
The case was investigated by Bay County Sheriff’s Office and prosecuted by Assistant State Attorneys Alexis Sykes and Nicole Reed.
For additional information, contact Chief Assistant State Attorney Larry Basford.