Manhunt suspect found, arrested on resident’s porch

Published 2:16 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Chilton County deputies arrested Kevin Wayne Minor, 23, on a resident’s porch in Clanton after a nearly four-hour manhunt on Aug. 15.

Minor is charged with two counts of failure to appear/comply/pay with $738 and $538 bonds, but Captain David Clackley of the Clanton Police Department said further charges may be added because of the manhunt.

The Chilton County Sheriff’s Office announced the manhunt in a Facebook post on the night of Aug. 15, urging citizens to keep an eye out for a “tall, white male, no shirt and blue jeans” while the search was under way.

Clackley said the CCSO had received numerous calls over the past few weeks reporting Minor trespassing on citizens’ property and walking along the roadways in the County Road 32 area.

“During one of the incidents, the subject was armed with a knife and behaving irrationally,” Clackley said. “When officers arrived, the subject ran into the woods and was able to evade deputies and officers.”

Warrants were obtained for associated offenses, Clackley said.

Around 5:22 p.m. on Aug. 15, a Chilton County investigator spotted Minor walking in the Mt. Pleasant Road area near Clanton city limits, Clackley said. When approached, Minor ran into the woods, and the hunt began, according to police.

“A foot pursuit by CCSO began, and officers from CPD responded to assist. The subject was spotted crossing the railroad tracks behind Inverness Apartments,” Clackley said.

Officers and deputies set up a perimeter in the Inverness Apartments Complex area as they continued their search, Clackley said.

“At approximately 8:59 p.m., a call was received that a resident had found the subject on their back porch,” Clackley said.

Minor was taken into custody and transported to the Chilton County jail.