Deputy Chad Floyd of the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office is dispatched to a physical disturbance call that involves two female participants, with a can of corn as the alleged weapon. Upon arrival, Deputy Floyd makes contact with the alleged victim, who is bleeding from the head. Deputy Floyd then makes contact with the suspect, and she tells the deputy that she and the other woman initially exchanged some harsh words and hair-pulling, and that “it was on” from there. She is adamant that the fight was in self-defense. A man who lives with the women is named as a witness. Deputy Floyd interviews the man, who is very forthcoming. He informs the deputy that his “old lady” started the physical altercation with the younger woman, who is “like a sister” to him. The “old lady” ended up cracking the younger woman over the head with a can of corn. The can had been tossed in the woods like an unregistered weapon, but it is finally recovered by Deputy Floyd. The “old lady” gets carted off to jail for battery, but it doesn’t make anything better for the victim, who realizes that she was the one who had paid for the weaponized can of corn, to begin with.
Deputy Chad Floyd of Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office pursues a car with a male driver and female passenger after failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign. Deputy Floyd tries to catch up to them and the car pulls off into a random driveway seemingly to try and avoid Deputy Floyd from initiating the traffic stop. Deputy Floyd makes contact with the driver and finds out his license is suspended. The female passenger is a bit agitated about the stop. Deputy Floyd detains the male and then approaches the female passenger when he discovers a cigarette box on the floor and a bag that looks to have been thrown out of the car. Deputy Floyd looks inside the cigarette box and finds what appears to be meth and heroin. He then finds drug paraphernalia inside a small bag. Deputy Floyd talks to both parties involved to try and identify the owner but they both deny throwing the bag or the cigarette box. After a couple more conversations the male driver finally admits that the female threw the bag out of the car. The female passenger has had continuous run-ins with Deputy Floyd for the same issues. The female is visibly upset after finding out she will be taken in for the possession of narcotics.
Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office
How did you get into Law Enforcement?
My dad and mom worked at this agency for over 30 years, I had an interest in law enforcement from a very young age.
What was your first arrest?
My first arrest was a suspicious person complaint at a gas station. The complainant said the suspect had no pants on and was acting erratically. When I spoke to the suspect he said he walked to the gas station to catch a ride to buy some pants. We determined he was in need of psychiatric help and attempted to pull away from us at which point we had to take him to the ground to detain him. The suspect had some marijuana in his pocket and told us that he did not give us his hands because he was temporarily paralyzed.
What is the best part of your job?
Being able to interact with different people every day and making a difference in my community.
What are some of your hobbies?
I am a huge Auburn sports fan, I enjoy golfing, and just being able to spend time with my family.
What is your favorite quote or saying?
“These aren’t my pants.”