Clanton police chase ends with crash, suspect fleeing into woods
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.
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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