Two suspects arrested after manhunt ends along I-65

Published 4:00 pm Tuesday, June 16, 2015

By JESSA PEASE / Shelby County Reporter 

Two suspects were arrested after fleeing from Calera Police on Tuesday afternoon.

The Calera Police Department confirmed that the situation began as a vehicle pursuit and escalated to a manhunt in Timberline when the suspects fled on foot.

According to some reports, one suspect was allegedly armed, firing at officers near I-65 and County Road 67 before both suspects fled into the woods. Officers could not confirm gunshots.

Police were able to capture one suspect quickly after the incident, and after setting up a triangular perimeter in Timberline, apprehended the second suspect about 30 minutes later.

Reports said the search effort caused traffic to back up on I-65 North near the Shelby County-Chilton County line.

Chilton County Sheriff John Shearon said deputies with the Chilton County Sheriff’s Department assisted in the manhunt.

Officers from the Jemison Police Department also assisted with the search.

No further details have been released.