Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office clarifies details of ‘manhunt’

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office clarifies details of ‘manhunt’
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is clarifying details of a Friday morning incident in which it requested help from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s aviation unit.

According to Col. Jon Briggs with the MCSO, the incident did not involve a manhunt.

Briggs said deputies noticed an idling truck that appeared suspicious because it was running along the roadside without an occupant on a cold morning.

Deputies performed a welfare check and, after running the license plate, determined the owner was wanted on warrants. It’s unclear if that was the person who had left it there or where the driver went.

ALEA confirmed MCSO requested the help of its aviation unit around 8:30 a.m. and it was dispatched to look in the area of Vaughn Road and Alabama 108, which is near the outer loop in the Pike Road area.

Briggs said at this point, it’s simply an investigation of a suspicious vehicle, which has since been towed from the scene.

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