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Man arrested in Chilton charged with other crimes

Published 5:30pm Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A man arrested in Chilton County last week after robbing two restaurants and leading police on a chase has been charged with at least four other crimes.

Bobby Dale Huffines, 29, of Portland, Tenn. was arrested Oct. 27 after a joint effort of the Clanton and Jemison police departments and Chilton County Sheriff’s Department deputies.

He was charged with attempted murder, two counts of armed robbery, theft of property and numerous traffic violations.

Huffines has since been charged with three burglaries in Tennessee and a robbery in Decatur.

Clanton Police Department David Clackley said investigators were able to use items found in Huffine’s vehicle to connect him with other crimes.

Huffines allegedly robbed at gunpoint the Subway restaurant at Interstate 65 Exit 212 and the Captain D’s restaurant at Exit 205 before his vehicle was spotted by an officer. He fled north on I-65 but was apprehended after a brief chase.

After his arrest, the suspect told police that he thought he had committed other crimes as a way of paying for a trip from Tennessee to Florida via I-65, CPD Chief Brian Stilwell told The Clanton Advertiser.

Huffines told police he couldn’t remember details about the other crimes because he had been abusing prescription medication and alcohol.

Huffines was in possession of a .22-caliber pistol that was stolen in Sumter County, Tenn. The gun was used in both Clanton robberies.

Anyone with any information about the case should call CPD Lt. Erick Smitherman at (205) 755-1194 ext. 312.

Huffines was driving a white 2000 Chevrolet Malibu with Tennessee plates.

The suspect is being held at the Chilton County Jail. Bond has been set at $200,000.

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