Arrest made after Greenville domestic violence report, manhunt

Updated: Apr. 3, 2017 at 5:38 PM CDT
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GREENVILLE, AL (WSFA) - Law enforcement officers have arrested a man wanted in connection to a Greenville manhunt on Sunday.

Greenville police officers responded to a domestic violence call on Parmer Street around 10 p.m. where the victim, a 43-year-old woman, told them she had been assaulted by her husband, John McCullough, 38, at their home. The victim further told officers that after an argument with McCullough, he grabbed her and threw her down, then began to strangle her.

Another person who was in the home struck McCullough from behind to get him off of the victim, police reported. The victim and the other unnamed individual were able to get away from the house and McCullough but warned officers he had a pistol in his possession.

Officers responded to McCullough's residence and as they were about to enter, they heard someone call out from the woodline before two shots were fired.

The officers took cover and set up a perimeter, then called in the department's Special Response Team, The Butler County Sheriff's Office and the Alabama Department of Corrections for use of their K-9s, which ultimately found McCullough as he attempted to hide.

The suspect was arrested without any injuries to the officers or himself.

McCullough has been charged with reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, felony domestic violence, and two outstanding warrants for failure to appear on previous charges. ?

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