Douglas Cody Gass arrested in Florida after nearly a month on the run and changing appearance
On November 1, 2019 The Bay County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Division and the United States Marshals Service Florida Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force announce the arrest today, Nov. 1, 2019, of one of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations 10 Most Wanted fugitives. The BCSO and Taskforce members developed information that Douglas Cody Gass, age 23, of Chickamauga, Georgia, was currently living at 219 Corto Place, Panama City Beach, Florida. Wanted Fugitive Douglas Cody Gass was added to the TBI Most Wanted list after he fled Fort Oglethorpe Police Officers on October 7th. The pursuit ended in a fiery fatal crash at the intersection of East 38th Street and 10th Avenue in Chattanooga. Gass fled leaving passenger Kobe Burchfield, 19 to die. When authorities went to the residence and observed Mr. Gass asleep on the couch in the living room area of the residence. When officers knocked, Gass fled to the rear of the home and refused to answer the door. Officers could hear Gass moving around in the residence and, after several minutes, forced the door open. Attempts were made to get Gass to surrender but he refused and officers entered the home and found him hiding under one of the beds in a bedroom. He was taken into custody without further incident. Douglas Cody Gass was booked into the Bay County jail as a Fugitive from Justice from the State of Tennessee for the offenses of Vehicular Homicide, Reckless Aggravated Assault, Felony Evading, Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Death and Reckless Endangerment. He will be held pending extradition back to the State of Tennessee.