UPDATE: Two suspects in custody after manhunt in Jasper; men accused of stealing car from Haleyville

Officers said both suspects are from Kansas.
Dereck Zamzow and Noah Jaymes Oates
Dereck Zamzow and Noah Jaymes Oates(Jasper Police Dept.)
Published: Sep. 18, 2022 at 8:24 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 19, 2022 at 4:01 PM CDT
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JASPER, Ala. (WBRC) - Jasper Police say they have two suspects in custody following a manhunt on September 18.

Police searched for the suspects in the Eagle’s Circle subdivision. They asked residents to stay in their homes, lock their doors, and report anything to the Jasper Police.

UPDATE FROM JASPER POLICE: Officers with Jasper Police Department arrested Dereck Zamzow, 22, of Kansas, and Noah Jaymes Oates, 20, also of Kansas, after a manhunt that lasted more than eight hours.

Officers first responded to a suspicious person call at businesses in the area of Highway 78 and Walston Bridge Road. They located two men, one who was visibly armed. The officer was able to disarm the man, but both suspects fled into the woods near the Eagle Circle subdivision.

Additional patrol officers and other police personnel responded to the scene and set up a perimeter. The first suspect was captured just before 10 p.m. on Sunday after a foot chase and the second was captured just before 3 a.m. Monday.

“Our officers and dispatchers did an outstanding job in closing the area down and relaying information from the public to the officers in the area,” Police Chief J.C. Poe said. “We’re also grateful for the residents in that area that provided assistance to us throughout this process. Without our vigilant citizens, who cooperated with us, this would have been a much more difficult process.”

The vehicle the suspects were originally in was identified as a stolen company vehicle from Haleyville. Officers said the suspects painted over the company decals. They said they ran out of gas in Jasper and were waiting until nightfall to steal another vehicle.

During the chase, officers said the suspects broke into at least one garage and took clothing before running back into the woods.

The gun taken from the suspects has also been identified as stolen from Kansas. Jasper Police are working with authorities in Haleyville and agencies in Kansas to determine what charges each agency will have.

The suspects are currently being held in Jasper City Jail, but will be transferred to Walker County Jail once felony warrants are issued.


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