I-65 Police Chase Ends Near Flomaton Exit; Vehicle Stolen From Florida
July 8, 2013
A police pursuit that began in Saraland, AL, ended just north of the Flomaton exit on I-65 Friday with the driver of a car stolen from Santa Rosa County behind bars.
Gary J. Daughtery, 34 of Knoxville, TN, allegedly shoplifted items from a Walmart in Saraland. He allegedly fought back against store loss prevention employees and assaulted a good Samaritan that tried to help. He fled the store in a vehicle that police later learned was stolen from Milton.
The pursuit continued north on I-65 where spike strips were deployed and disabled his vehicle at the 71 mile marker, about two miles north of the Highway 113 Flomaton exit.
Daughtery was charged with first degree robbery, first degree attempted assault, first degree receiving stolen property, third degree theft of property and reckless endangerment. He was also cited for driving on a revoked license, running a red light, not using a turn signal and an improper lane change.
Daughtery may face additional charges in Florida related to the stolen vehicle.