State Attorney Bill Eddins announced that Terra Neshonda Carroll was convicted by a Santa Rosa County Jury on January 9, 2018 of Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Law
Enforcement Officer in Agency Vehicle with Lights and Siren Activated and at High Speed and Resisting an Officer without Violence.
Circuit Judge John Simon presided over the case and set sentencing for February 20. Carroll, a licensed attorney from South Florida, faces up to 15 years in state prison.
On September 10, 2016 a civilian motorist reported a reckless driver, later identified as Terra Carroll, driving in the bike lane along Highway 98 westbound in Navarre.
After being located by Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s deputies, Carroll led law enforcement in a high speed pursuit along Highway 98, weaving in traffic, through red traffic signals, and
nearly striking a pedestrian. The pursuit ended after Carroll crossed the center median in Gulf Breeze proper, travelling westbound in the eastbound lanes, and drove head-on into the cruiser of a Gulf Breeze Police officer. Carroll refused to acknowledge the law enforcement officers surrounding her vehicle, so officers had gain access to her and the car by breaking out the windows. Carroll was arrested without further incident.
The investigation and arrest were conducted by Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office and Gulf Breeze Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorney
Amy Shea. For further information, please contact her at 850-595-4725.