Price Convicted of Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, and Grand Theft Auto

Press Release
The Office of State Attorney Glenn Hess announces that on December 9, 2020, a Bay County jury convicted Rachel Nicole Price of Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, and Grand Theft Auto after deliberating for nearly 45 minutes. Rachel Price and her boyfriend/co-defendant, Adam Horne, were in Panama City Beach after absconding from North Carolina. While at the Pier Park, Horne and Price developed a scheme to return to North Carolina by convincing the victim, an 80 year old woman, they were down on their luck. She agreed to give them a ride back to their hotel.. During the ride, Horne pulled out a knife, held it to the victim’s throat, and demanded that the victim drive them out of state.

The victim was then able to pull into the VP Gas Station at Middle Beach and Alf Coleman Rd, near Shipwreck Island,  Horne demanded money for the gas and the victim, afraid for her life, complied by giving up her credit card.  When Horne exited the car, the victim floored the car out of the gas station leaving behind Horne. Price then demanded to be let out of the car and exited. Video surveillance showed Price running back to Horne and proceeding down the road to the Villages at the Grand Panama. Once at the Grand Panama, the couple stole another person’s truck.

Within an hour, deputies with the Bay County Sheriff’s Office stopped the stolen truck near the intersection of Hwy 231 and Hwy 20.  Horne was searched and found to be in possession of the first victim’s stolen credit card.  Police also located the knife Horne used in the backseat of the robbery victim’s car.

This case was investigated by the Panama City Beach Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant State Attorneys Calie Overstreet and Alexis Sykes. Circuit Judge Brantley Clark scheduled sentencing for December 17, 2020 at 9:00 am.

For additional information, contact Chief Assistant State Attorney Larry Basford.