BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - It's first round playoff games for high school basketball Thursday. Rutherford among the teams hosting a region quarterfinal.
The Rams may be down a key player for that game against Bolles. Senior post player Manny Echeverry, number 33, arrested after an incident Tuesday morning. A Bay County Sheriff's Office report states Echeverry and another male were in a car at Magnolia Point Apartments when a deputy showed up in regards to an unrelated missing kid.
The report states Echeverry raced off, nearly hitting the patrol car, drove through a stop sign, eventually stopped, and after the deputy approached, sped off again. After stopping a second time, the passenger stated he and Echeverry were smoking marijuana and got spooked when the deputy went by.
Manny's been charged with eluding police with disregard to safety to person and property. We put calls into Rutherford Principal Coy Pilson and Head Coach Rhondie Ross, but as yet they've not responded with what, if any action might be taken against the senior.
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