Florala man flees, caught with ICE

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Florala man was arrested over the weekend after fleeing a checkpoint in Opp and was found with multiple drugs and a rifle.

The Opp Police Department on Saturday was conducting a Covington County Children’s Policy Council Coalition-sponsored traffic safety checkpoint on U.S. Highway 331 north of Opp.

OPD Chief Mike McDonald said a vehicle traveling in the southbound lane and operated by Bobby C. Ammons Jr., 46, of Florala, entered the checkpoint area and after a brief contact with a checkpoint officer, fled the scene.

McDonald said in a press release that officers initiated a vehicular pursuit and during the pursuit, observed Ammons throwing items out of his vehicle.

An officer deployed spikes and successfully stopped Ammons at the intersection of Hwy. 299 and Ellis Road.

Ammons was apprehended and officers found a loaded rifle, an undisclosed amount of marijuana and assorted drug paraphernalia from the vehicle.

Additionally, officers recovered $28,000 in ICE from the roadway that Ammons tossed from his vehicle.

Ammons is charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of marijuana second degree, possession of drug paraphernalia and attempting to elude a law enforcement officer.

Ammons was transported to the Covington County Jail on a $113,500 bond. He has since been released.