High-speed chase across Cullman County ends near Baileyton

CCSO vehicles surround a vehicle on County Road 1570 at the end of a high-speed chase early Sunday morning. A suspect sits on the ground in front of a patrol vehicle. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune)

(9/9/19 11:30 a.m.) LATEST UPDATE: https://www.cullmantribune.com/2019/09/09/update-3-arrested-after-high-speed-chase-across-cullman-county-ends-near-baileyton/

BAILEYTON, Ala. – Shortly after midnight Sunday morning, a suspect led officers from the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), Cullman Police and Morgan County Sheriff’s Office on a chase across Cullman County, through areas around Berlin, Simcoe, Fairview, Gold Ridge, Hulaco, Joppa and Baileyton. When the suspect vehicle appeared to be headed toward Arab, Marshall County authorities were also notified.

At one point, the suspect’s vehicle stopped long enough to let one passenger out on a remote county road. Law enforcement officers immediately behind continued to pursue the car when it sped away, while officers farther behind searched for the passenger.

The pursuit ended on County Road 1570 near the intersection with Grandiflora Road/County Road 1595, north of Parkside Elementary School. The driver and two passengers were detained at the scene.

The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office will release details of the incident Monday.

This is a developing story.

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CCSO patrol vehicles surround a car on County Road 1570 after a high-speed chase; deputies (between two left vehicles) question the car’s three occupants. Evidence of the length of the chase, a Morgan County Sheriff’s Office vehicle is partially visible on the far right. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune)
Deputies await a tow truck to transport the suspect’s vehicle. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune)

W.C. Mann