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Lots of ammo, weapons recovered after random shootings along popular beach route

Two Colorado men are behind bars, charged in bizarre shootings that seem to have no motive and that the county sheriff believes could have turned into a deadly crime spree.
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Published: Dec. 5, 2020 at 10:40 PM CST
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EBRO, FL. (WTVY) -Two Colorado men are behind bars, charged in bizarre shootings that seem to have no motive and that the county sheriff believes could have turned into a deadly crime spree.

Washington County Sheriff Kevin Crews said the incident occurred early Saturday when a Jeep Cherokee stopped in the middle of an Ebro, Florida intersection, 16 miles north of Panama City Beach.

As a box truck traveling along Highway 20 neared that intersection, shots were fired from the Jeep, striking the truck, per Crews. The driver suffered a gunshot wound to the neck. He underwent surgery and is expected to recover.

Soon thereafter, a Chipley resident driving north on Highway 79 turned around to assist the Jeep that he believed was disabled. That driver was shot at, but not injured.

After a pursuit, deputies apprehended shooting suspect Duane Storey, 38, along with his passenger, 41-year-old, Cody Sean Brelsford, in Bay County. Officers claim they also recovered hundreds of rounds of ammunition, several firearms, and ballistic vests from inside the Jeep Cherokee.

Crews said that Storey and Brelsford did not know either victim but Storey told investigators it is “time to go to war.”

“I am very thankful no one lost their lives from the cowardly acts of this individual. I am (also) very pleased these suspects are behind bars, for we may never know what their next move may have been,” Crews also said.

Storey faces charges of Flee/Elude Police, Fail to obey LEO order to stop, Aggravated Assault with deadly weapon and Trespassing-Property armed.

Brelsford is charged with possession of narcotics equipment and Trespassing- Property Armed.

Both suspects will also face multiple felony charges in Washington County.

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