A Florida man who jumped into a swamp to avoid Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies trying to serve him warrants last January was not as successful Saturday when he put a John Deere riding lawnmower into high gear and tried to outrun pursuing deputies. Deputies tased the 40-year-old man when he tried the lawnmower getaway.
The department says Dusty Mobley had a revolver, a handcuff key, and a pipe with methamphetamine residue when they arrested him.
Mobley had gotten away from OCSO deputies in January by diving into a swamp along the Yellow River after they tried to talk to him in reference to a $40,000 stolen boat.
According to the department, Mobley was on the boat when deputies arrived at the scene but dove off the side and disappeared into the swamp to avoid going to jail. Investigators say Mobley had used heavy machinery, cutting a hole in a metal building, to steal the vessel from a business.
He is now being held without bond at the Okaloosa County Jail in Crestview.