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Suspect charged after high-speed chase

Keith Frazier Jones (Source: Montgomery Police Dept.) Keith Frazier Jones (Source: Montgomery Police Dept.)
A Montgomery police officer's car shows heavy damage after being hit Wednesday afternoon. A Montgomery police officer's car shows heavy damage after being hit Wednesday afternoon.
Stolen water utility truck loaded down with cases of alcohol. Stolen water utility truck loaded down with cases of alcohol.
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

The suspect in Wednesday afternoon's high-speed chase through the city of Montgomery is being identified. Authorities say 36-year-old Keith Jones, a Montgomery resident, will be charged with attempted murder of a police officer and Theft of Property in the 1st Degree.

Jones was apprehended by numerous police officers when the stolen Montgomery water utility department truck he was driving came to a stop at Highland Avenue and Forest Avenue.

A Montgomery police officer was injured when the truck Jones was driving slammed into the front of the cruiser in the parking lot of the Ann Street Wal-Mart. Authorities say the unidentified officer's injuries are minor.

MPD Police Spokeswoman Sgt. Regina Duckett said the water utility truck was reported stolen around 12:40pm Wednesday at the intersection of Walnut and West 2nd Street . A patrol officer spotted the vehicle at approximately 3:30pm on South Capital Street and turned around to initiate a traffic stop. Jones is said to have sped through a red light, and a high-speed chase started.

Jones made his way to Atlanta Highway, then to Ann Street and into the parking lot at Wal-Mart. It was at that location where the utility truck struck the MPD patrol car. Jones then speed away.

Back on Atlanta Highway, Sgt. Duckett says Jones fled toward the Northern Boulevard, made his way onto Interstate 85 South and sped toward Mulberry Street. The suspect passed Jackson Hospital and made it to the intersection of Highland and Forest Avenue before being taken into custody. "He gave up, basically," Duckett said pointing to the vehicle. "His back, rear tire is completely gone. He was on the rims."

When pulled from the vehicle, officers confirmed Jones was wearing a cast on his ankle from an unknown injury. Initial reports of the truck's theft indicated it was stolen by someone wearing a cast. A photo of that truck shows it with damage to the front end. There were also multiple cases of beer in the back seat

Sgt. Duckett said Jones was not injured and was "very calm". 

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