Clanton police chase ends with crash, suspect fleeing into woods

Manuel Lattimore
Manuel Lattimore(Chilton County Sheriff's Office)
Published: May. 17, 2021 at 12:47 PM CDT
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CLANTON, Ala. (WSFA) - An arrest has been made following an early Monday morning incident in which Clanton police say a woman reported nearly being run over by a man in a vehicle.

Officers responded to the Trilliam Apartment Complex around 1:40 a.m. to speak with the woman but while approaching the area noticed a vehicle matching the one in the victim’s report.

Officers turned around in an attempt to make a traffic stop but the driver fled, prompting a chase.

The pursuit ended when the driver, later identified as Manuel Ernest Lattimore, attempted to make a turn from 7th Street to New Harmony but lost control of the vehicle and crashed.

Lattimore was arrested after a brief foot chase into a wooded area.

Evidence seized after the arrest of Manuel Lattimore in Clanton
Evidence seized after the arrest of Manuel Lattimore in Clanton(Source: Clanton Police Department)

After being taken into custody, Lattimore was found to be in possession of a substantial amount of narcotics that police say were packaged for distribution, items for the weighing and packaging of narcotics, and a handgun.

Lattimore is being held at the Chilton County Jail.

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