Man charged in high-speed pursuit with Holmes County Sheriff’s Office

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HOLMES COUNTY, Fla. (WDHN) — The Holmes County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man Tuesday after a traffic stop turned into a high-speed pursuit.

A deputy tried to stop Jerry Lee Dupree, 49, of Walton County around Ponce de Leon Springs Road when, according to the HCSO, the driver kept going, speeding into Walton County at over 100 miles per hour.

The sheriff’s office said Dupree then went south on Highway 81 before turning south again on Mossy Bend Road, where he drove into the woods and tried to abandon his vehicle by running away.

K-9 teams from both Holmes and Walton Correctional Institutions found Dupree, taking him to the Walton County Jail.

Dupree had an active warrant for violation of probation out of Walton County and is now facing charges in Holmes County with fleeing and eluding, driving while license suspended, and attaching tag not assigned.

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