Macon County manhunt started as Montgomery traffic stop, police say

Published: Oct. 18, 2021 at 4:00 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 18, 2021 at 8:00 PM CDT

MACON COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - Authorities have released more information about Monday’s manhunt in Macon County, although they still have not confirmed the subject’s name or current status.

Macon County EMA Director Frank Lee originally confirmed the manhunt was around Alabama 229 near the Elmore County line. This was Monday afternoon.

Lee did not have any details on the subject or alleged crimes, however, a Montgomery police spokeswoman said it started with an attempted traffic stop in Montgomery around 1 p.m. Capt. Saba Coleman said an officer tried to pull someone over in the area of Monticello Drive, but the driver refused to stop and a pursuit ensued.

The chase went into Macon County. Authorities have not disclosed what happened after that.

Macon County officials confirmed they suspended manhunt around 6 p.m.

MPD confirms they are the lead in this case. Other agencies, including the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, were at the scene.

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