Two people in custody after police chase, manhunt near Warrior & Hayden

Manhunt underway in north Jefferson County at the Hayden exit on I-65.
Manhunt underway in north Jefferson County at the Hayden exit on I-65.(WBRC)
Published: Mar. 3, 2023 at 8:44 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 4, 2023 at 5:38 PM CST
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BLOUNT COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - UPDATE: On March 3, Warrior Police Officers attempted to stop a vehicle reported stolen out of Mobile.

According to the officers, the vehicle refused to stop and a chase ensued, during which the suspect attempted to hit a police car multiple times.

The pursuit continued onto U.S. Highway 31 North and into Blount County, where Blount County Sheriff’s Department as well as Hayden Police Department joined.

Eventually, the suspect struck a Warrior Police vehicle and then drove off the embankment of Interstate 65 Northbound. The suspect and passenger then fled on foot.

After a 6 hour search, both suspects were taken into custody.

Aside from outstanding felony warrants for both, they now will face additional charges including Attempted Murder, Receiving Stolen Property, Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs, Reckless Endangerment and Fleeing Attempting to Elude Police, pending a review of the case with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office .

The suspects are currently being held at Warrior City Jail and their identity is being withheld at this time..

Original story:

Two people are in custody after a manhunt near I-65 in the Warrior and Hayden areas Friday night, according to an official with the Warrior Police Department.

An officer at the scene said the manhunt was underway near the I-65 exit in Hayden Friday night after the driver of a stolen vehicle fled police.

Details are limited, but we’re told there was a chase. During that chase, officials say the suspect attempted to hit two police vehicles.

The chase ended when the occupant(s) of the vehicle bailed out along the interstate.

No other details are available. We’ll update this story when we know more information.

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