Four burglary suspects charged after high speed chase | News
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC)- Four young men have been charged for various crimes after leading west Alabama authorities on a high speed chase Tuesday.
Around 12:30 p.m. the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office says that they received a call for support from the Lakeview Police Chief. The chief told deputies he was pursuing a vehicle that had fled a traffic stop.
Deputies intercepted the vehicle as the driver fled southbound on I-59. The vehicle refused to stop and crossed over the highway median into the northbound lanes. Deputies say the vehicle reached speeds of 100 miles per hour.
Deputies say the suspects tried to exit at mile marker 98 and struck a Vance patrol vehicle. The vehicle continued north on I-59. The chase continued into Jefferson County where they struck a Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle. The suspects apparently stopped after that and four suspects were taken into custody.
Derrick Washington, Jr., 20, is charged with third degree burglary, receiving stolen property, possession of burglar's tools, possession of a controlled substance, second degree possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, attempting to elude, reckless endangerment, carrying a pistol without a permit. His bond totals $75,500.
Brandon Bridges, 20, is charged with third degree burglary, and possession of burglar's tools. His bond totals $25,000.
Tavarus Hinkle, 19, is charged with third degree burglary, possession of burglar's tools, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of marijuana. His bond totals $55,000.
Shaquille Crayton, 19, is charged with third degree burglary, possession of burglar's tools, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond totals $43,000.
The burglary charges relate to a burglary committed Tuesday in the 14000 block of Milldale Road. Deputies say that some of the property confirmed taken from the residence was found in the suspect's car.
In addition, the vehicle the suspects were in was listed as stolen from Birmingham. The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office says that in addition to their deputies, officers from Lakeview PD, Vance PD, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and Alabama State Troopers gave support during the chase. The Sheriff's Office also deployed their helicopter.
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