Suspect identified after police chase, gun pointed at officers

Published: Sep. 27, 2021 at 12:07 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 27, 2021 at 6:06 PM CDT
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WETUMPKA, Ala. (WSFA) - The name has been released of one of the two suspects taken into custody Monday morning after a two-county police chase.

Andrew Brown, 34, of Honoraville, is charged with attempting to elude and unlawful carrying of a rifle/shotgun/cane gun, according to the Elmore County Jail.

The incident happened shortly before 10 a.m. when a Wetumpka police officer attempted to pull over a vehicle for a traffic stop inside the Wetumpka city limits, according to Wetumpka Assistant Police Chief Ed Reeves. The driver refused to stop and a pursuit was started.

Wetumpka police pursued the vehicle, a white Toyota SUV, toward the Montgomery County line, noting the two occupants were tossing narcotics from the vehicle’s window. Reeves said shortly before the chase reached the county line, one of the suspects pointed a gun at the pursuing officers.

Andrew Brown is charged with attempting to elude as well as unlawful carry of a...
Andrew Brown is charged with attempting to elude as well as unlawful carry of a rifle/shotgun/cane gun, following a chase with police on Sept. 27, 2021.(Source: Elmore County Sheriff's Office)

The chase continued into northern Montgomery County and through the Chisholm Community before Reeves said the suspects tried to turn back toward Elmore County.

The fleeing vehicle turned onto Lower Wetumpka Road and the chase continued until the driver tried to turn on Brooks Road, at which time he lost control of the vehicle. Wetumpka police took both suspects into custody without further incident.

Brown was transported to the Elmore County Jail. Details on the second suspect were not immediately available.

No injuries were reported to either suspects or responding officers.

Reeves noted Wetumpka police were assisted by both the Elmore and Montgomery county sheriff’s offices.

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