2 Vinemont residents apprehended, charged thanks to K-9 Deputy Copper

Cullman County Sheriff's Office

CULLMAN, Ala. – A man and woman from Vinemont late Friday fled following an attempted traffic stop, but in the end, Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) K-9 Deputy Copper put a stop to the chase.

The incident began on Alabama Highway 157, where, after the attempted traffic stop, Austin Wade Eipp, 25, and Brittany Hope Riggs, 27, led deputies on a pursuit into West Point.

The suspects then fled from the vehicle on foot. That’s when CCSO deputies at the scene called in assistance from K-9 Deputy Copper. The CCSO said the suspects were quickly apprehended.

Once the suspects were in custody, it was discovered each was wanted on multiple warrants. Also, a large amount of stolen property was allegedly found in the suspects’ possession.

Eipp is charged with first-degree theft of property, third-degree burglary, two counts of third-degree theft of property, first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, two counts of unlawful breaking and entering of a motor vehicle, third-degree receiving stolen property and attempting to elude.

Riggs is charged with first-degree theft of property, third-degree burglary, third-degree theft of property, two counts of failure to appear for unlawful possession of a controlled substance attempting to elude, speeding, reckless driving and driving on the wrong side of the roadway.

Both suspects remain in the Cullman County Detention Center without bond.

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Wendy Sack