On Thursday at approximately 1 a.m., a DeKalb County (Ala.) deputy observed a vehicle sitting in the middle of County Road 964. When the deputy pulled in behind the vehicle with blue lights on, it took off at a high speed.
The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and Albertville Police were contacted about the pursuit heading into their county, but the vehicle turned around at the Marshall County line and wrecked in a ditch. The driver of the vehicle, Jose Guadalupe Perez (left), 28, of Albertville, and passenger Miguel DeJesus (right), 22, of Kilpatrick, were both placed under arrest.
In the ensuing search of the vehicle, the following items were found: open containers of beer, a cooler of beer, a clear pipe with white residue, a clear baggie with an off-white
substance inside that tested positive for methamphetamine and, inside the trunk, a short-barrel shotgun, another shotgun and brass knuckles.
Both Perez and DeJesus were charged with attempt to elude, reckless endangerment, possession of drug paraphernalia, short bar rifle/shotgun possession, unlawful possession of prohibited beverage, carrying brass knuckles/sling shot, and unlawful possession of controlled substance. Perez was also arrested for two warrants for probation violation and reckless endangerment.
DeKalb Chief Deputy Michael Edmondson commented: “Thanks to Marshall County’s deputies, Albertville police, Geraldine police and our deputies for their quick response in this pursuit. They did a great job on arresting these two individuals without any incident.”