FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Yesterday, DeKalb County Deputies with the Criminal Interdiction team were led on a pursuit on Interstate 59.
Deputies attempted to stop Lamaric Douglas (30 of Huntsville) on Highway 117 near Hammondville for a traffic violation. Douglas refused to stop, and proceeded on to Interstate 59 in the wrong direction; traveling Southbound in the Northbound lane.
The suspect traveled a short distance at a high rate of speed before blowing a tire and wrecking on the side of the interstate. He was then apprehended after a brief foot pursuit. In his vehicle, deputies found Oxycodone and Adderall Pills, as well as digitals scales with cocaine residue.
It was later discovered that Douglas was wanted by the Huntsville Police Department and Madison County Sheriff’s Office for 11 warrants; including three felony warrants for Trafficking in Cocaine, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Felony Attempt to Elude.
Douglas earned new charges in DeKalb County of Attempting to Elude, Reckless Endangerment (2x), Resisting Arrest, Possession of Controlled Substance (2x), Drug Paraphernalia, and Criminal Littering.
DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the arrest: “This is a fine job by our Interdiction Team. The reckless actions of this suspect could have very well resulted in injury or death of an innocent person on the interstate.”
“Our team did a great job of apprehending this suspect with no injury to themselves or others. We were happy to bring him to justice on his existing warrants and add some new charges for his actions.”
“God Bless!” Concluded Sheriff Welden.