Okaloosa County Reports of a Possible KidnappingMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Apr 26 2021 11:31 AM
OKALOOSA COUNTY :A report of a possible kidnapping sparked a pursuit with OCSO deputies that ended with the arrest of two individuals in Mary Esther Saturday afternoon. The driver, 29-year old Marcquies Jashun Key, and a passenger,17-year old Brashawn Lamar Alexander, both face felony charges after being arrested following a pursuit through parts of Mary Esther.
Both Key and Alexander are charged with false imprisonment and aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony. Key is also charged with carrying a concealed weapon, fleeing and eluding law enforcement, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug equipment and attaching a license plate not assigned. Deputies responded to a report of a possible kidnapping around 3:50 p.m. in the area of 2205 W. US Highway 98 in Florosa.
Deputies located the suspect vehicle near Hurlburt Field and attempted a traffic stop but the vehicle accelerated and a pursuit ensued into Mary Esther. The vehicle spun out on Mary Esther Boulevard and the driver continued northbound in reverse until crashing into an OCSO patrol car at which time the vehicle was pinned in by other deputies.
Deputies recovered a firearm and Airsoft rifle as well as marijuana and drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle. No one was injured in the crash. The victim told deputies that Key and Alexander picked him up from his residence in Pensacola earlier that day to go purchase narcotics.
The victim said both Key and Alexander then held him at gunpoint and told him he was kidnapped. A short time later, they were involved in a vehicle pursuit with Pensacola Police but were able to get away. Key then drove towards the Fort Walton Beach area. The victim convinced Key to stop at a convenience store in Florosa to allow him to use the restroom. The victim told the clerk to contact police and provided a vehicle description and plate number.