By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Threats against cops ends with Flomaton arrest

Additional charges added after resisting police


January 10, 2019

Ward taken into custody following scuffle with police officers

A wanted Pensacola man who made threats of killing any law enforcement officer he saw was taken into custody Sunday morning in Flomaton and now faces additional charges after two officers were injured during the arrest.

Brian Terrell Ward, 43, 963 North 79th Ave., was arrested shortly before 11 a.m. as he traveled north on Highway 113.

Flomaton police stated they received a 'Be On the Lookout' from the Escambia County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office in reference to Ward. Ward's blue Ford Explorer was spotted on Highway 113 and police initiated a 'high risk' traffic stop.

Flomaton Police Chief Brian Davis, Capt. Chance Thompson and Officer John Skipper, along with deputies from Century, approached the vehicle.

Police said Ward refused to comply with orders and resisted arrest, resulting in a scuffle that caused minor injuries to two officers. Police reports note when officers had Ward on the ground attempting to put handcuffs on him he yelled 'Somebody is about to get hurt'.

The BOLO from Escambia County, Fla., stated Ward was suicidal and made threats about killing law enforcement officers. He also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Florida for being a sfelon in possession of a firearm.

In addition to charges in Florida, the scuffle with law enforcement officers Sunday also led to Ward being charged with two counts of assault II against a peace officer, resisting arrest and obstructing a government operation.

Reports note the injuries received by the officers were minor and no medical attention was needed.

Ward was then transported to the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton and jailed on $20,000 bond with holds from Florida.



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