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Man arrested for trying to steal tires, running from police

Published 2:38pm Friday, June 22, 2012

A Clanton man was arrested Friday in Jemison after allegedly trying to steal tires off an unattended vehicle and then running from police.

Jeremy Wilson, 30, has been charged with attempting to elude police, resisting arrest, improper lane change and improper tag, speeding, reckless driving and driving with a suspended license, Chilton County Sheriff Kevin Davis said.

Also, Jemison Police Department charged Wilson with theft of property, and breaking and entering a vehicle.

A caller notified authorities of a suspicious man who appeared to be taking the tires off a vehicle that didn’t belong to him, shortly before 10 a.m. Friday at the park-and-ride at the Interstate 65 Exit 219 in Jemison.

While responding to the call, a sheriff’s deputy met a vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s vehicle. The deputy attempted to make a traffic stop, in the 15,000 block of County Road 29, but the suspect fled toward the Collins Chapel community.

“It was not a long pursuit,” Davis said. “The guy went off the road, and deputies were able to block him in, on County Road 241. At that point, he was arrested and taken into custody.”

Wilson is being held at Chilton County Jail. Bond had not been set as of Friday afternoon.

The arrest was Wilson’s fifth since May 2011, Davis said.

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  • Nurse

    Maybe bonding him out is not such a good idea, you think. Obviously he is not even trying to change his ways, so maybe a ‘time out’ in jail to await one of his court dates is best, before this guy hurts someone with his senseless, reckless behavior

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