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GREENVILLE, AL (WSFA) -

Authorities with the Butler County Sheriff's Department are confirming that a manhunt has come to an end after a joint operation with the Greenville Police Department and the Atmore Prison's K-9 units took the suspect into custody.

"No officers hurt. Bad guy's in jail," said Sheriff Kenny Harden.

The suspect is identified as 33-year-old Scott Braley, originally of Florida, but who is living in the Butler County area. Authorities say they chased Braley in a stolen pickup truck for more than 10 miles and in a manhunt for more than 5 hours.

Braley was ultimately taken down by of the K-9 units from Atmore near Winkler and Harrison streets, approximately 5 miles from the original scene.. He was treated for minor injuries received while on the run.

The manhunt started near U.S. Highway 31 south of the city of Greenville Thursday afternoon  when authorities say Braley bailed out of a stolen truck and then fled on foot into the woods.

The Alabama Department of Corrections mobilized its tracking dogs and joined the hunt for the man. Authorities blocked off several roadways along U.S. Hwy. 31 as they attempted to find Braley. They warned residents he may try to hitch a ride from passing vehicles, but that didn't happen.

He's now charged with numerous crimes including: Receiving stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia, attempting to elude, running a stop sign, resisting arrest and reckless driving.

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