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3 arrested after-high speed chase in Cullman, Morgan counties

Drone shot of Cullman County, Morgan County and ALEA vehicles after a high speed chase ends on...
Drone shot of Cullman County, Morgan County and ALEA vehicles after a high speed chase ends on Highway 157(Morgan County Sheriff's Dept.)
Updated: Jul. 29, 2020 at 2:35 AM CDT
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DECATUR, Ala. (WAFF) - Three people from Decatur are in custody after an overnight chase that spanned two counties and three major roadways.

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office says its Drug Enforcement Unit was involved in the chase after trying to perform a felony traffic stop.

The chase dipped into Cullman County and hit Interstate 65, Highway 31 and Highway 157 before patrol units were able to stop the vehicle.

The driver, 35-year old Matthew Blake Ferguson, is charged with possession of heroin, reckless endangerment, attempting to flee/elude, resisting arrest, criminal littering, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Additional charges are pending.

Savanna Renea Bailey, 20, and Mary Ellen Virginia Griffin, 42, were also in the car. They were both charged with obstructing governmental operations and resisting arrest.

[County Law Live] The Morgan County Sheriff's Drug Enforcment Unit attached to the ALEA Region F Taskforce attempted a Felony Traffic Stop which lead to a high speed chase on I-65, HWY 31 and HWY 157 through Morgan and Cullman Counties. The vehicle was successfully stopped by a Cullman and Morgan County Patrol Units...while going backwards... while in drive... in the high, high grass... in a ditch along 157 with all three occupants successfully taken into custody. Additional details to come.

Posted by Morgan County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, July 28, 2020

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