UPDATED @ 5:11 PM BREAKING NEWS: Chase Southbound On 231 From MontgomeryRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jul 13 2012 12:16 PM
MONTGOMERY and PIKE COUNTY: Alabama State Troopers are south bound from Montgomery and into Pike County in a chase. Reports are as many as 22 law enforcement cars are involved in the chase.
Pike County Sheriff Units deployed spikes and the suspect vehicle missed the spikes.
The vehicle has just turned on Pike County 1111, westbound.
UPDATED @ 12:17 PM
The chase is continuing. At this time we do not know what the vehicle is being chased for. The vehicle continues on Pike County 1111 westbound.
UPDATED @ 12:19 PM
The chase has just turned left on a unknown road at this time. Multiple cars involved in the chase.
UPDATED @ 12:20 PM
The vehicle has been lost at this time. Air support is in the air. Reports are as many as 30 law enforcement vehicles have been involved in the chase.
UPDATED @ 12:23 PM
Air support unit has vehicle in sight. Units are working to locate and apprehend. At this time we still do not know why they are chasing the vehicle.
UPDATED @ 12:24 PM
Alabama State Troopers are reporting the subject is in custody at this time. The exact location is unknown at this time.
UPDATED @ 12:30 PM
The chase has ended on Montgomery County Road 5. The chase started by Troy Police Department. The reasons for the chase are not known. Troy Police were assisted in the chase by Alabama State Troopers from the Montgomery and Dothan Trooper Post.
The Alabama State Troopers deployed air support which assisted in the chase.
The reason for the chase is not known at this time. We do know law enforcement have two persons in custody.
UPDATED @ 12:43 PM
The Alabama State Troopers has reported the actual location of the arrest is at or near the intersection of County Road 1117 and County Road 1118. At this time not sure if that is in Pike County or Montgomery County.
UPDATED @ 2:25 PM
According to sources in Troy the car chase started in Troy. The chase went up Highway 29 North and turned on Highway 223 and traveled to Steels Crossroads. The chase then went into Bullock County and then into Montgomery County. The chase then went on Vaughn Road in Montgomery and traveled to Taylor Road. The chase then hit Highway 231 traveling south back towards Pike County.
Law Enforcement Officers finally caught the suspect off Shellhorn Highway in Pike County.
Reports are Troy Police was able to stay with the suspect vehicle the entire chase. The police car was reported to be driving a 2012 Chevrolet Caprice Classic that was able to stay with the vehicle being chased. ( Remember what Archie Solomon of Solomon Motor Company says - they don't want to to sell everyone a new Chevrolet - just you!!! ).
Law Enforcement are reported to have one male and one female in custody. Details of the charges are not known at this time.
UPDATED @ 2:36 PM
Click for WSFA article which has pictures of suspects. Still no word as to charges.
UPDATED @ 3:00 PM
According to sources in Pike County the male suspect had outstanding felony arrest warrants on him. That is the reason he failed to yield to the blue lights and got rabbit on law enforcement.
The rule is...you can fight the crime but can not fight the ride from law enforcement.
UPDATED @ 5:11 PM
PIKE COUNTY, AL (WSFA) -
Authorities say they were working on a theft investigation when a high-speed police chase that spanned more than 160 miles at speeds in excess of 100 mph started in Troy.
Troy Police say around 10:55 a.m. an officer pulled in behind an older-model burgundy Chevrolet pick-up truck at a stoplight. That truck was known to belong to someone wanted in connection with a residential burglary off of Kelly Road in Troy. When that officer turned on his lights and attempted to stop that vehicle, the driver, now known to be 38-year-old William Daniel Carswell, started to elude police.
Authorities say Carswell led police units out of Pike County, into Bullock and possibly Macon County before picking up I-85 in Montgomery. Carswell picked up the E. Boulevard in Montgomery off of the interstate, then continued on to Troy Highway and U.S. 231 heading back in to Pike County. The chase ultimately came to a stop on Pike County Road 1118 - more than an hour and 160 miles after it began.
Alabama State Troopers, Montgomery Police, Montgomery County, Troy City and Pike County authorities were all involved in the chase that at times reached speeds in excess of 100 mph.
"One thing we kept in mind was the safety of the public," said Troy Police Sgt. Benny Scarbrough. "If it ever got to a point where we felt like that was going to be in danger, then we would have broke off that chase."