On January 17th, Holmes County Sheriff's Office Investigators responded to the Express Lane in Esto related to an armed robbery. Upon arrival, the clerk advised that a white male had produced a handgun and demanded money.
After taking the money from the clerk the suspect fled on a gold color GMC pickup. Surveillance video from the store provided video of the robbery and the truck. The truck was later determined to be stolen from Covington County Alabama. Holmes County Sheriff's Office was advised by Alabama authorities that a store in Geneva had also been robbed earlier by a suspect of the same description.
On the morning, January 18th authorities in Taylor County Florida responded to a similar robbery and subsequently chased the suspect in the GMC pickup who fled on foot.
At that time authorities believed the suspect to be Kenneth Edward Wood (40) an escapee from Smyrna Delaware who is also wanted on a sexual assault charge. Wood has been captured in Brevard County Florida after a standoff with Law Enforcement for several hours.