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Man arrested after high-speed chase, bridge standoff

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Deputies shut down the bridge as they negotiated with Huber. Deputies shut down the bridge as they negotiated with Huber.
A negotiator worked with Huber in an effort to get him to give himself up. A negotiator worked with Huber in an effort to get him to give himself up.
James Huber (Source: Madison Co. Metro Jail) James Huber (Source: Madison Co. Metro Jail)
DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -

Authorities arrested a man after a high-speed chase and standoff, early Saturday morning. 

Law enforcement closed the Highway 31 bridge going into Decatur as authorities negotiated with the suspect, who deputies have identified as 40-year-old James Huber.

The high-speed chase began after a traffic stop in Madison County around 3 a.m. Saturday. Authorities said that Huber was going at speeds of up to at least 100 mph. Authorities said that Huber's car left I-565, went through a couple of fences near the Space and Rocket Center, and went back onto I-565, headed the wrong way in the eastbound lane.

Authorities said Huber had a gun and fired at two deputies' vehicles during the chase, hitting both of them.

Huber ended up on the Highway 31 bridge into Decatur. Authorities said Huber left his car around 3:40 a.m. and climbed down a ladder to the catwalk underneath the bridge. Several law enforcement agencies were on scene.

A negotiator tried to talk him down, and Huber eventually gave himself up after almost six hours.

Huber was finally apprehended sometime after 9 a.m. Madison County deputies are handling the investigation.

Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin confirmed that Huber is the husband of the late Melissa Huber, who was found shot and killed at their Somerville home on Jan. 5. Their daughter Kristina has been identified as a person of interest in the homicide investigation.

Sheriff Franklin said that James Huber is not a suspect in this homicide case.

Huber was charged with two counts of attempt to commit murder to deputies, two counts of reckless endangerment, and two counts of attempting to elude police. He is being held in the Madison County Jail under a $120,000 bond. 

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