Short pursuit lands one in jail, WCSO seeking second


WASHINGTON COUNTY - A Caryville man fled on foot after a failed traffic stop but his passenger, a Chipley woman, landed in jail on Tuesday, October 5. 

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to a domestic altercation between the driver and passenger of a black GMC truck. 

Deputies attempted to make a traffic stop but the driver, identified as Derek Lance Bush, 34, of Caryville, failed to stop the vehicle. After a short pursuit ended at an intersection, Bush fled on foot. 

The passenger of the vehicle, identified as Kaylinda Carla Wilkinson, 29, of Chipley, was arrested and charged with possession of paraphernalia. 

Bush has outstanding felony warrants and is being sought by WCSO. 

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Derek Lance Bush or knowledge of crimes being committed, contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 850-638-6111. You may also contact them anonymously by calling 850-638-TIPS (8477) or by email at


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