UPDATE: Kidnapping victim escapes attempted murder suspect at Tom Thumb
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR) —
Disturbing details are unfolding just one day after a man wanted for attempted murder was captured by the Escambia County Sheriff's Office. The hunt for Barry "B" Locklear III ended after a woman he reportedly kidnapped sought help at a gas station.
According to the victim's account in the arrest report, Locklear approached her at her relative's house Sunday around 5 a.m. The report states he pulled out a handgun, threatened her life and forced her to drive him where he wanted to go.
The victim said once they got into the 2005 Ford F-150, Locklear used the wooden handle of his revolver to hit her in the head several times, telling her she was going to die today, according to the arrest report.
For one hour, the victim said she was forced to drive Locklear around. During that time, Locklear hit her several times, took her iPhone 6 Plus and ordered her to give him the password - or he would kill her - she stated in the report. At some point, she said Locklear told her to stop at the Shell Station at Wilde Lake and Pine Forest Roads, but then told her to keep driving because too many people were there, according to the report.
According to the report, when Locklear ordered her to pull into the Tom Thumb on Pine Forest Road, the victim went into the store, told the clerk what was going on and asked if she could lock the door. The clerk complied and told customers, and Locklear, that the store was closed. Surveillance video shows the clerk approaching the door as a customer and Locklear, who was wearing an orange shirt tried to enter.
The arresting officer noted in the report that surveillance video shows Locklear walked to the truck and then drove away. He was later tracked down by K9 units and taken into custody without incident. According to the arrest report, he was hiding in the back of a U-Haul truck at Pine Forest and Stratford Roads. Deputies report finding a loaded black .22 caliber revolver with a wooden grip in the back of the U-Haul, along with several rounds of ammunition in a Crown Royal bag.
Locklear was taken to the Escambia County Jail, where he was served with the active warrant for attempted homicide that stemmed from a shooting in January. He was also charged with robbery-carjacking, kidnapping, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, having weapons while being engaged in a criminal offense, grand theft of a motor vehicle, grand theft, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. He is expected to appear in Circuit Court on February 23rd.