On Friday, January 10, 2009, Investigators with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office received information from Decatur County Sheriff's Deputies that a former Marianna Native, Raymond Douglas French, had active warrants out for his arrests.
Decatur County Deputies advised that they had active warrants issued for two counts of Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer and one count of Fleeing and Eluding a Police Officer. Decatur County Deputies also advised that French was possibly armed with a 9mm handgun and was suicidal. French was last seen wearing a camo jacket and driving a 1993 Chevy 1500 pick-up truck, possibly maroon and silver in color. French was last seen traveling in the direction of Quincy, Florida on Georgia Highway 302.
At approx. 11:06 AM, Investigators with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office observed French's vehicle traveling west on Jackson Street in the city limits of Marianna. Investigators with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office and Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol Contraband Interdiction Program were able to stop French's vehicle on Hwy 90 near Cypress, Florida. French was taken into custody without incident. French was later taken to the Jackson County Correctional Facility to await extradition.
Raymond French's arrest was successful due to the working relationship and cooperation of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office with the Troopers of the Florida Highway Patrol Contraband Interdiction Unit.