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CRESTVIEW MAN ARRESTED IN COVINGTON COUNTY FOR DRUG CHARGES AFTER LEADING COPS ON CHASE

A Crestview man is behind bars after Ladarion Chamberlain, 29, allegedly led Alabama State Troopers and the Covington County Sheriff’s Posse tracking team on a vehicle and foot chase.

On Mon., July 20, 2020, at approximately 6:52 pm, Alabama State Troopers attempted to stop a white Nissan Sentra for speeding on US-331 South in Covington County. The vehicle failed to stop at which time a pursuit ensued. The vehicle traveled approximately 2 miles until the driver lost control and crashed near Crosby Clark Road. The driver later identified as Chamberlain, 29, of Crestview, Fla., and an unknown male back seat passenger both exited the vehicle and fled the scene on foot. An additional passenger, Candace Wilson, stayed in the vehicle and was taken into custody without incident. Approximately ½ oz. of methamphetamine was located inside the vehicle along with a small amount of marijuana.

The Covington County Sheriff’s Department Posse tracking team responded and was able to track and take Chamberlain into custody without incident. It was determined Mr. Chamberlain had two felony warrants in the state of Florida.

The second unidentified male that ran was never located and has not been positively identified at this time. Chamberlain was charged with five counts of Attempting to Elude, Reckless Endangerment, five counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute, five counts of Possession of Marijuana II, five counts of Obstructing Justice- false identity to avoid prosecution, and traffic citations. Chamberlain was processed and placed in the Covington County Jail and is currently held on an $852,500 bond.

Alabama State Troopers were assisted by SBI Special Agents and the Covington County Sheriff Department.