Alabama Police Chase Ends With Century Manhunt

October 31, 2012

An over 30-mile police chase came to an end with a manhunt in Century.

During the early morning hours Monday, an officer from the Poarch Creek Police Department attempted to stop a vehicle on the Poarch Creek Reservation. The vehicle was wanted by the Atmore Police Department in connection with a felony theft.

The vehicle came to a stop on Jack Springs Road. As the officer approached the vehicle, the black male driver took off and was pursued onto I-65 by the Poarch officer, according to Sharon Delmar, spokesperson for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.

The Poarch officer continued his pursuit on I-65 to the Flomaton exit, south on Highway 113 to Flomaton and then into Florida on Highway 29. The vehicle continued onto Pond Street in Century, where the black male driver bailed out at the McMurray Park. A female inside the vehicle was detained and questioned before being released.

The Escambia County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office responded to the park to assist in a search involving a K-9 unit with the Century Correctional Institution. The driver was not located and there were no arrests made Monday morning, according to Sgt. Mike Ward, spokesperson for the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

Delmar said evidence related to the theft was recovered inside the vehicle. The Atmore Police Department is expected to seek an arrest warrant for the female.

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