The Office of State Attorney Larry Basford announces that on March 23, 2021, Wesley Hill, 32, of Blountstown, entered pleas to the following charges:
1. Aggravated Battery of a Law Enforcement Officer
2. Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding a Law Enforcement Officer
3. Fleeing and Eluding a Law Enforcement Officer
The State was prepared to present evidence that on April 27, 2019, Hill fled from the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office while they were trying to arrest him on misdemeanor charges. Hill fled from his house and led officers on a high-speed chase for several minutes. The officers involved included 2 deputies from the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Kimbrel himself, and an officer from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Hill intentionally rammed Deputy Richard Mayo’s patrol truck causing Mayo to wreck and receive injuries. During the chase on State Road 69 in Calhoun County, Hill reached speeds near 100 mph and ran several citizens off the road.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorney William L. Wright. Circuit Judge Shonna Gay Sentenced Hill to 20 years in the Department of Corrections, suspended after 12 years. After serving 12 years in prison, Hill will serve 3 years of probation with the first 6 months in a residential substance abuse treatment center.
For additional information, contact State Attorney Larry Basford.