Grand jury indicts Florala man for drugs, elluding

Published 2:38 am Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Bobby Ammons, 48, of Florala, was arrested Monday and is being held in the Covington County Jail on a $273,000 bond on grand jury and other charges that stem from a Sept., 2014 arrest.

The Covington County Jailers’ report lists numerous charges against him, including failure to appear, attempting to elude, grand jury indictment for trafficking of meth, grand jury indictment for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, attempting to elude, driving while license revoked, and a grand jury indictment for reckless driving.

According to Star-News archives, Ammons was traveling in the southbound lane of U.S. Hwy. 331 north of Opp when he entered a Covington County Children’s Policy Council Coalition-sponsored traffic safety checkpoint. OPD Chief Mike McDonald told The Star-News then that Ammons made brief contact with a checkpoint officer and fled the scene.

Opp 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.