On Tuesday, December 11, 2012, a Columbia County man was arrested after an altercation. Deputies were called to the Players Club on U.S. 90 West at approximately 7:00 pm to assist an investigator with the Florida Department of Children and Families. The DCF investigator had a court order to take custody of a male infant.
Deputies learned that the child, mother and the father (suspect) were sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot. Deputies assisted the DCF investigator in explaining the court order. The suspect, Shiloh Champion, was holding the infant and handed the child over to the mother instead of the DCF investigator. Deputies asked Champion for his identification as he sat in the driver’s seat of the Honda Accord. Champion told deputies that he did not have any identification with him and provided them a name that was known to be false.
Deputies asked Champion to exit the vehicle so that they may continue their investigation into his identity. Champion initially opened the driver’s door and appeared as though he was going to exit the vehicle. Instead, Champion slammed the driver’s door shut and placed the vehicle in reverse. Deputy Paul Hebb attempted to stop Champion from leaving the scene but Champion accelerated in reverse and struck the DCF investigator’s vehicle. The collision caused the DCF investigator to be struck by her vehicle, causing minor injury.
Sgt Todd Lussier arrived on the scene to assist Deputy Paul Hebb. Lussier and Hebb gave Champion commands to stop the vehicle. Champion ignored the deputies’ orders, turned the wheels of the vehicle towards them and attempted to place the vehicle in a forward gear. While Champion struggled to place the vehicle in gear, Sgt Lussier seized the opportunity to deploy an Electronic Control Device. Deputy Hebb was able to remove Champion from the vehicle. Champion continued to resist arrest and struggled with both deputies on the ground. Deputies were able to gain control of Champion and place him in restraints.
LifeGuard Ambulance Services evaluated Champion at the scene for scrapes and lacerations to his arms from the struggle on the ground. Champion refused any medical treatment.
Shiloh D. Champion was transported and booked into the Columbia County Detention Facility on multiple charges.
Shiloh Durant Champion, 12/19/1977
615 Roulain Rd., Odenville, AL
Charges: Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Aggravated Battery, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Mischief, Arrested on two (2) warrants from Alabama.