Update: Domestic violence suspect catch after two county manhunt - Alabamas13.com WVTM-TV Birmingham, AL

Text Description

Update: Domestic violence suspect catch after two county manhunt

Posted: Updated:
SMITHS STATION, Ala. - A Smiths Station man wanted for domestic violence and for leading authorities on a high speed chase was arrested shortly before 11p Monday.

Law enforcement from two counties searched several hours for Chris Gordy Monday. The 42-year-old is accused of an assault at a home on Lee Road 430, Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones tells WRBL News 3. Before deputies arrived at the home, Gordy left.

Responding deputies spotted Gordy's vehicle and attempted to pull him over but he fled, Sheriff Jones says. Deputies chased Gordy as he traveled at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour on Summerville Road, according to the sheriff. Officials decided to end the chase because of the high volume of other vehicles on the road.

Jones says Gordy was last seen after causing a crash on Lee Road 248 near Lee Road 312. He fled of foot.

Officers were assisted by canine units Monday evening as they searched for Gordy.

A portion of Summervile Road and Lee road 248 was closed much of Monday evening while authorities investigated.

James Brierton

James joined WRBL News 3 with experience from CNN, NBC News and his own hyper-local news site. He manages the WRBL News 3 Web desk. More>>

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • WRBL: News 3 Live Stream

    News 3 Live

    Watch "News 3 Midday" live on your computer and smartphone
    Watch "News 3 Midday" live on your computer and smartphone
  • Update: Teen dies after Opelika shooting on Edmon Avenue

    Update: Teen dies after Opelika shooting on Edmon Avenue

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-07-21 23:00:20 GMT
    The shooting victim who died Monday in Opelika is being identified only as a juvenile male because of his age, police say.The shooting victim who died Monday in Opelika is being identified only as a juvenile male because of his age, police say.
    A boy has died following a shooting on Edmon Avenue in Opelika Monday, police confirm
    A boy has died following a shooting on Edmon Avenue in Opelika Monday, police confirm
  • Update: A & K Thrift Mall owners give statement on abrupt closing

    Update: A & K Thrift Mall owners give statement on abrupt closing

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:41:45 GMT
    A press release will be released on the A K Thrift Mall website Monday night after the mall closed without warning this weekend, according to the mall's website.
    A press release will be released on the A K Thrift Mall website Monday night after the mall closed without warning this weekend, according to the mall's website.
  • Crime WatchMore>>

  • Update: Teen dies after Opelika shooting on Edmon Avenue

    Update: Teen dies after Opelika shooting on Edmon Avenue

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-07-21 23:00:20 GMT
    The shooting victim who died Monday in Opelika is being identified only as a juvenile male because of his age, police say.The shooting victim who died Monday in Opelika is being identified only as a juvenile male because of his age, police say.
    A boy has died following a shooting on Edmon Avenue in Opelika Monday, police confirm
    A boy has died following a shooting on Edmon Avenue in Opelika Monday, police confirm
  • Opelika police: Woman stole 16 identities

    Opelika police: Woman stole 16 identities

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:00:26 GMT
    North Carolina woman arrested in Opelika for stealing the identities of sixteen people.North Carolina woman arrested in Opelika for stealing the identities of sixteen people.
    Schrell Denise Mincey is accused of making fake credit cards using the stolen identities.
    Schrell Denise Mincey is accused of making fake credit cards using the stolen identities.
  • Auburn investigating reported sexual assault

    Auburn investigating reported sexual assault

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:29:57 GMT
    Auburn police are investigating a reported sexual assault that occured over the weekend.Auburn police are investigating a reported sexual assault that occured over the weekend.
    The Auburn University Department of Public Safety and Security was notified Sunday about a sexual assault over the weekend.It reportedly happened on campus Friday night or early Saturday morning.
    The Auburn University Department of Public Safety and Security was notified Sunday about a sexual assault over the weekend.It reportedly happened on campus Friday night or early Saturday morning.
Powered by WorldNow

1732 Valley View Dr.
Birmingham, AL 35209

Telephone: 205.933.1313
Fax: 205.323.3314
Email: newstips@alabamas13.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.