CRESTVIEW – A 33-year-old Baker man who fled on foot from Okaloosa County sheriff’s deputies had a good reason, he explained.

“I did not want to catch a felony for one Lortab,” he said, while trying to swallow the pill.

He told the deputy that he got the drug from a guy on the street.

He was charged with resisting arrest without violence and tampering with or destroying evidence.