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Sheriff Maddox - Sheriff Upshaw And Sheriff Olson Patience Leads To Succcessful Apprehension

Rickey Stokes

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Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jun 17 2013 4:03 PM

HENRY COUNTY:   Last night the patience of three Sheriff's led to the successful apprehension of Cason Helms.

Helms was chased by Barbour County Sheriff Deputies into three counties. The chase started in Barbour County, went into Henry County and ended up in the edge of Dale County.

During the chase the suspect, now known as Chase Helms, fired shots at the Barbour County Deputy that was chasing him. Helms almost wrecked coming into close contact with a vehicle at about 65 MPH. The almost wreck forced Helms off the roadway and into the woods. There was more interchange of gunfire between the Helms subject and Barbour County Deputies.

When an officer gets into trouble, all officers respond. On the scene last evening, Alabama State Troopers, Abbeville Police Officers, Henry County Sheriff Deputies, Barbour County Sheriff Deputies, Dale County Sheriff Deputies. Houston County Sheriff Andy Hughes dispatched bloodhounds and SWAT Deputies. Dale County Sheriff Wally Olson dispatched Dale County Chief Deputy Tim McDonald to the air. The Alabama State Troopers dispatched an air unit from Montgomery.

Ventress Prison dispatched track K-9's. Henry County Sheriff Will Maddox and Abbeville Police Chief Mike Jones dispatched the Abbeville - Henry County Sheriff START Team which is under the command of Abbeville Police Lt. Noel Vanlandingham to the scene.

In the chase was a male and female. The male was armed with a hand guun and an assault rifle. The female finally surrendered. The identity of the male was made.

Because the suspect was known, because the suspect was armed with high powered gunfire, the three Sheriff's, Maddox, Olson and Upshaw, made the  decision to call off the ground search. They kept deputies in the area. The Sheriff's felt the safety of the officers would be to dangerous with the reports of Helms being armed with an assault rifle.

This morning Ventress Dogs returned. More officers returned. The suspect was found in a trailer in which he broke into. He surrendered to law enforcement without  incident. The AR-15 assault rifle was recovered.

Investigators from the three agencies will conduct an investigation. The patience led to all officers being safe and all officers returning home to their loved ones.


RICKEY STOKES WORD OF WARNING... to the thugs which want to be bad, last night the combined teams assembled are ones that work together and do not play. If needed, the officers would not have hesitated to continued the search in a safe manner for hopefully a peaceful resolution. However, these officers that were on the scene from the combined agencies do not - do not - do not- and I must will not - will not - will not tolerate thugs treating the community or officers in a manner like some have been lately.

The Sheriff's, Olson, Hughes, Maddox and Upshaw, will manage a situation and attempt a peaceful and safe resolution.

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