High-speed chase ends in 1 arrest

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Joshua Wayne Burnett (Cullman Police Department)

CULLMAN, Ala. –  A high-speed chase involving a suspect’s vehicle, the Cullman Police Department and Cullman County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday ended with the arrest of Joshua Wayne Burnett, 46, of Jasper. Burnett was the driver of the vehicle.  

According to CPD Public Relations Officer Adam Clark, two people were detained, but only one was arrested. 

Clark said officers attempted to stop the driver at Brantley Avenue Northwest and Waldrop Street Northwest at approximately 8:40 a.m., but he did not pull over.

Law enforcement pursued the vehicle down Alabama Highway 157 past the Cullman Stock Yard, and the chase ended near 31771 Alabama Highway 91 in Hanceville without incident. 

Burnett is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, attempting to elude, reckless endangerment and multiple traffic violations.

The female passenger, Jessica Lee Goodwin, 34, of Anniston, has active warrants, according to the CPD, but she was not arrested. Law enforcement said she has a broken hand from a previous incident and was allowed to seek medical attention.

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