UPDATE: The suspect has been identified as 36 year old Jason Robert Crocker of north Jefferson County. He was found to have an outstanding warrant from the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office for Failure to Appear on a charge of Unlawful Manufacture of a Controlled Substance with no bond. He now faces charges of Attempted Murder, Attempting to Elude, Reckless Endangerment and Resisting Arrest as a result of the chase this morning. He is currently being held in the Jefferson County Jail with no bond.
A driver was arrested for leading Jefferson County deputies on a car chase Wednesday morning.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reports it all started when a deputy tried to stop the driver of a white Lexus on Highway 79 near the Blount County line about 8:15am CT.
As the deputy was waiting for traffic to clear, the driver drove off. The deputy chased the car about 2 miles and lost him.
After the car’s description was relayed to other deputies, another deputy found the car on Sharon Church Road. The driver attempted the run over the deputy as he was getting out of his patrol car.
The deputy fired a shot, but no one was hit.
Another chase began, and back on Highway 79 is where deputies put out a spike strip to stop the driver. The driver managed to get around the strips, and the chase went through Pinson and Clay before ending on Old Springville Road near Joni Circle.
The suspect was arrested and no one was hurt.
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