Suspect wanted on 'violent felony' charges apprehended after chase

Suspect wanted on 'violent felony' charges apprehended after chase

HEFLIN, AL (WBRC) - A suspect wanted in Kentucky on multiple "violent felony" charges was apprehended after a chase ended near Heflin Wednesday evening.

Members of the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Fugitive Task Force were attempting to arrest the man at WM Grocery on Highway 9 Wednesday.

The suspect, now identified as 31-year-old Tyler Hayes, attempted to run down one of the officers in the parking lot of the store.

That's when shots were fired at Hayes as he tried to get away. Marshals then began chasing him.

The chase went down Highway 9 until law enforcement vehicles performed a pit maneuver. The Nissan Titan truck he was driving, which was believed to be stolen, then spun into the parking lot of New Harmony Baptist Church in Heflin.

More shots rang out. We understand Hayes was shot at the location. He was then taken to Birmingham for treatment of his injuries.

No law enforcement officers were injured.

Hayes is listed in stable condition at UAB Hospital.

Investigators also found $700 work of meth on him.

He faces multiple charges.

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