Niceville man captured by deputies after attempting flee on foot

Source: Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies chased down a suspect on foot to make an arrest.

James Poland was wanted on four outstanding warrants, including drug possession and failure to appear.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office received a tip on Tuesday about a possibly intoxicated driver.

When they followed up, they found Poland at McDonald’s in Mary Esther.

The sheriff’s office said Poland ran away and deputies tried to get into a couple of cars, but the drivers took off.

Liza Jackson Preparatory School was on lock down during the pursuit.

Poland now faces new charges, including marijuana possession and resisting an officer.

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