Tri-City Ledger -

By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Driver out of gas goes in jail


July 5, 2018

An Atmore man who ran out of gas on Highway 31 in Flomaton was arrested later on felony charges after being accused of throwing big 'slag' rocks at passing 18-wheelers on Sardine Road, striking at least three in the windshield.

Thomas Joseph 'J.T.' Ashcraft, 31, 905 Wayside Road, Atmore, was charged with throwing a deadly missile into an occupied vehicle.

According to reports filed by the Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff's Office, Ashcraft ran out of gas about 3 a.m. Monday in Flomaton on Highway 31 near Twin Bridges Road. The report noted Ashcraft then began walking back toward Atmore dresse...

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