BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. — A fugitive is on the run after first fighting off a deputy during an arrest. He then ran into the woods while handcuffed and eluded search teams.
The brazen escape happened in Baldwin County woods near Seminole (Two Rivers Hunting Club).
Baldwin County Sheriff Huey “Hoss” Mack says the suspect has traffic warrants in Florida and Alabama.
It all started with a trespassing call. The landowner noticed the man in a car off a wooded road and contacted deputies. When a deputy, arrived he found out the guy was wanted in two states. The deputy handcuffed the man, but the suspect was still able to fight off the deputy and run into the woods. Deputies also found drugs and drug paraphernalia in his car.
“One of the aspects were investigating at this time is whether or not the individual had an active meth lab in the woods that may have actually been operating and investigators are also working the case,” Sheriff Mack said.
The deputy that was attack suffered minor injuries. Deputies called off the active search but if you have any information you’re asked to call the Baldwin or Escambia Sheriff’s departments.
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The suspect was taken in to custody around 7pm last night south of hwy 90 on Hunting Club road.