On Wednesday, February 11, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested two Alabama men on a host of charges following an altercation and vehicle pursuit.
The case began when deputies were dispatched to 199 SW Schofield Terrace in Fort White for a possible stolen vehicle where shots were fired. As deputies were looking for the stolen car, it was spotted on CR 240 off SR 47 and stopped. Another vehicle, a late model Dodge Charger occupied by two males was with the “stolen” car and it fled the area as deputies attempted to stop it resulting in a pursuit.
During the pursuit, the Dodge Charger lost control and became disabled at S Marion St and Butler Glen. The driver and passenger ran from their vehicle. The driver, Zack Edward, 19 was captured immediately by deputies. A nine block perimeter was established and the passenger, Thomas Wilson, 25 was tracked by Sheriff’s Office and Baker Correctional K9 teams resulting in capture a short time later.
It was learned that the two men had given a ride to Tomika Stallworth from Alabama to Fort White in order for her to get the car she was co-owner of. Outside 199 SW Schofield Terrace, one of the suspects shot at Fredrick Abner, Stallworth’s ex-husband as they left with the car.
No charges were brought against Stallworth because taking the car is a civil matter, however Zack Edward and Thomas Leon Wilson both from Alabama were arrested for attempted murder, fleeing and attempting to elude, and resisting officer without violence. They are being held in the Columbia County Detention Facility on no bond.
The pistol used in the attack was recovered in Stallworth’s Hyundia, where Wilson threw it as they were departing the Schofield address.
Sheriff Mark Hunter stated “I’m proud of the way our deputies and assisting agencies handled this situation. Their observant and decisive actions removed two dangerous men from our community.”
Booking photos were not available at time of this release.