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Dangerous fugitive arrested

By CAROLINE CARMICHAEL / Staff Writer

Chilton County resident Timothy Wyatt, 36, wanted on nationwide warrants, was arrested by Chilton County deputies on Oct. 31.

Prior to Wyatt’s arrest, Wyatt faced charges for first-degree kidnapping, first-degree robbery and second-degree domestic violence.

Wyatt had been on the run since early morning after he allegedly kidnapped an Autauga woman from her home around 2:30 a.m. The woman, who is believed to be an ex- or current girlfriend to Wyatt, escaped from his trunk at the Shell service station located off Exit 205 in Clanton, CCSO confirmed.

Additional charges have since been added, with bonds revoked, for “attempted murder, robbery, and sodomy under very similar circumstances,” Shane Mayfield, CCSO assistant chief deputy, said.

A charge list on CCSO’s online inmate roster also details a second-degree possession of marijuana charge.

According to CCSO, Wyatt was discovered sleeping in the “old trade school” located on County Road 425, and was identified upon uncovering himself at the command of CCSO deputies.

“We located his car yesterday north of Coopers on U.S. 31 and ran down some leads as to what part of the county he might have been hiding,” Mayfield said. “We have had other cases involving him and knew he likes to frequent the old school on County Road 425.”

CCSO Sheriff John Shearon thanked the CCSO team, and specifically Deputy Edwin Freeman and Reserve Deputy Justin Smitherman, for their joint efforts in locating and taking Wyatt into custody.

“This is what it’s all about: Bringing fugitives like this to justice,” Shearon said in a statement