UPDATE: Man arrested after authorities say he hit Cherokee County deputy with vehicle

39-year-old Jeremy Crane
39-year-old Jeremy Crane(Cherokee County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Apr. 13, 2023 at 4:52 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 18, 2023 at 7:20 PM CDT
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CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - UPDATE: A man wanted by authorities in Cherokee County for hitting a sheriff’s deputy with a vehicle has been arrested.

Investigators say 39-year-old Jeremy Crane was wanted on a felony assault warrant after deputies say he hit a deputy with a vehicle while fleeing a residence Wednesday evening, April 12.

ORIGINAL STORY: A man in Cherokee County is wanted after hitting a deputy with a vehicle, then taking off and leaving the scene.

Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver says that deputies were responding to a call on County Road 585 in Cedar Bluff Wednesday evening regarding a domestic violence situation.

Jeremy ‘Pee Wee’ Crane, age 39, was inside of a vehicle located in the yard when the deputies arrived on scene. One officer attempted to approach the vehicle to speak to Crane. However, Crane took off, striking the deputy with his vehicle.

Crane drove the vehicle into the nearby woods where he then abandoned the car on foot. A chase ensued, but Crane could not be located after a brief search.

The Cherokee County Sherriff’s Office obtained a felony warrant for Crane Thursday morning.

“We are grateful that the deputy only received very minor injuries,” stated Sherriff Shaver.

If you have information on Crane’s whereabouts please contact the Sheriff’s Office via phone or by submitting an anonymous tip on their website, here.

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