Suspect caught after intense manhunt

Luther Glenn, 41. (Photo provided by Trussville Police Dept.)
Luther Glenn, 41. (Photo provided by Trussville Police Dept.)

JEFFERSON COUNTY, ALA. (WBRC) -  After an intense manhunt Friday, law enforcement officers took Luther Glenn into custody around 4 p.m. Glenn the man they believe is responsible for assaulting a Trussville Police officer Thursday.

Glenn was taken to the Jefferson County Jail after officers took him into custody near the Shops of Grand River in Leeds, according to Fox 6 News crews on the scene and Chief Deputy Randy Christian with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. 

U.S. Marshals confirmed Friday morning they were searching for Glenn, a well-known, violent criminal with a lengthy rap sheet. He had been released from state prison in February.

Authorities from multiple law enforcement agencies activated a manhunt Friday along Floyd Bradford Road, about a mile and a half from Smith Sims Road and Lola City Cutoff Road, where the initial incident occurred.  

Jefferson County Circuit Judge William Cole issued a warrant with no bond Thursday for Glenn's arrest after he violated his probation by assaulting a police officer.

According to an e-mail from the Alabama Department of Corrections, Glenn's criminal record dates back to 1987. His rap sheet lists receiving stolen property, 2nd degree assault, leaving the scene of an accident, theft of property, attempt to commit assault, distribution of a controlled substance and arson.

Trussville Police officer Dennis Reid was injured in an altercation with the suspect early Thursday afternoon. Somehow he was able to overpower the officer, steal his patrol car and gun belt.

Officers recovered the missing vehicle at 20th Place and 14th Avenue North in Birmingham shortly thereafter.

According to a woman who lives near the scene of the incident, a man was walking around carrying a flat-screen TV over his head shortly before hearing sirens.

Reid was found walking when officers went to the scene to retrieve him. He was taken to UAB and had a CT Scan performed, according to Sivley. He broke a bone in his face as well as his jawbone, however he had no internal injuries. Friday morning, representatives from UAB listed Reid in fair condition.

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