Birmingham man faces multiple charges, including kidnapping in Hoover case

Birmingham man faces multiple charges, including kidnapping in Hoover case
Deandrea Jerald Williams is in the Hoover City Jail (Source: Hoover PD)

HOOVER, Ala. (WBRC) - A man accused of shoplifting and leading Hoover authorities on a chase in a stolen vehicle has now been charged.

The suspect has been identified as Deandrea Jerald Williams of Birmingham.

Hoover police say there was a shoplifting call from Hibbett Sports on Montgomery Highway around 6:14 p.m. on May 27. The caller, according to police, said the suspect fled in a gray Ford Mustang.

Officers located the vehicle on Lorna Road and unsuccessfully attempted a traffic stop. Police did not continue to pursue the vehicle, but the suspect wrecked into a work van minutes later on Lorna Road near Wisteria Drive.

Police say a person driving a Honda CR-V stopped to provide assistance and the suspect got into the CR-V, which was still occupied by a woman. While fleeing, the suspect backed into a patrol car.

The suspect led police on a chase on I-65 North, they say, from U.S. 31 until exiting on University Blvd. The suspect struck two police SUVs before the vehicle stopped on 9th Ave. N near 14th St. N., where the suspect surrendered.

Williams was taken to the Hoover City Jail where is charged with the following:

  • First-degree kidnapping
  • First degree theft of property
  • Third degree theft of property
  • Unlawful possession of a controlled substance
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Attempting to elude

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