The Office of State Attorney Larry Basford announces that on April 21, 2021, a Gulf County jury convicted Storm Sims of Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Oxycodone, Possession of Heroin, Possession of over 20 grams of Marijuana, Flee to Elude Law Enforcement, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
Evidence presented at trial proved that on December 12, 2018, Sgt. Shane Ferrell and Deputy Matthew Peek with the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on the Defendant, who fled while the deputies pursued him with lights and siren activated. The Defendant jumped out of the moving vehicle and fled on foot into a heavily wooded area. The vehicle he was driving continued until it was stopped by trees. The Defendant was apprehended in the woods a short time later by Sgt. Shane Ferrell.
After the Defendant was taken into custody, the vehicle was searched and a large quantity of drugs and over $470,000.00 in cash was found as well as a loaded 9 mm firearm.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorney Tracy Smith. Sentencing is scheduled before Circuit Judge Shonna Young Gay on May 4, 2021.
For additional information, contact State Attorney Larry Basford.