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Manhunt underway for murder suspect in S. Alabama

Reheeam Muhammand Partridge Reheeam Muhammand Partridge
Tropchy Henderson Tropchy Henderson

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DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) - A manhunt is underway in Houston County.   The suspect is Reheeam Muhammand Partridge, 25, wanted in connection with a DeKalb County, Georgia murder last week.  Partridge is a resident of Houston County.

Investigators say a sheriff's deputy spotted Partridge around 9am this morning in the 2300 block of Kinsey Road in Dothan.  When the suspect made eye contact with the deputy, authorities say he immediately sped off in a vehicle. 

Soon after, the suspect jumped from his car and ran into a wooded area, where a perimeter was set up. At one point, the suspect took off some of his clothes and jumped into a sewer to avoid getting caught. That, apparently, was the last time police saw him.

A helicopter searched for him by air while K-9 units followed his tracks on the ground.  The afternoon rain and storms halted their efforts, though, keeping the chopper grounded and washing away the scents and tracks of the suspect.

The rest of the afternoon, authorities continued their search of the area he was last seen. They've also been keeping a close eye on a suspicious vehicle they believe may be trying to pick Partridge up.

The Kinsey Police, Dothan Fire and Police, as well as the Dale County Sheriffs' offices are all assisting the Houston County Sheriff's office.

There are two other suspects wanted in that homicide investigation in Dekalb County, Georgia.  Both are also from Houston County.  One of them, Tarvoris Godwin is in custody in the Houston County Jail. 

The other, 24-year-old Tropchy Henderson is still at large. He is a cousin of Reheeam Partridge, and family members are also working with authorities to get him to turn himself in with Partridge.

Partridge is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 135 pounds. He is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached.

Henderson is 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs 145 pounds, and has long black dreadlocks.

If you have any information - about Partridge or Henderson - that may help authorities, call 911 immediately.

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