Two Florida fugitives who led cops on a wild canoe chase may be really up the creek without a paddle.
Garrett Eure, 23, of Gainesville, was wanted for failure to appear on an escape charge from an armed burglary n Alachua County. His partner, Jessie Bryant, 23, of Fort Pierce, was wanted in St. Lucie County on warrants for burglary, assault, and battery by strangulation.
The two jumped in a canoe with wooden paddles on Monday and went down the Withlacoochee River in Madison County, Gainesville.com reported.
Officials first heard that the suspects were holed up in the city of Lee, in a residence that belonged to Cassandra Zabriskie, 21, CBS News reported.
When the officers arrived, Eure and Bryant had escaped on foot to the river and got in the canoe, WCTV.com reported.
Although the suspects kept the cops at bay for five hours, eventually authorities took them into custody with the help of a motorboat, Dumb As A Blog reported.
Both Eure and Bryant were arrested on their warrants while Zabriskie was arrested on charges of resisting arrest, according to a release by the Madison County Sheriff's Office.
Zabriskie was released on $540 bond on Monday night, but Bryant and Eure remained at the jail on no bond and $100,000 bond respectively, Gainesville.com reported.