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Blount County Manhunt Ensues Following Cop Shooting Episode

by | Mar 16, 2017 | Blount, Breaking News, City News, County News, Crime, Oneonta, Public Safety

Blount County Manhunt Ensues Following Cop Shooting Episode

Fleeing shooter believed to be JESUS FLORES. A Hispanic male; believed armed and dangerous.

Subject: Considered Armed & Dangerous + Still At-Large

Officers with the Snead Police Department attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a Hyundai SUV late this afternoon. The suspect vehicle then tried to elude law enforcement along US Highway 278 in Snead.

During the pursuit, the Hyundai turned onto County Road 36 and then continued to County Road 34.

At that point, the suspect vehicle left the roadway with three subjects attempting to flee the vehicle on foot.

Two of the individuals were almost immediately apprehended and taken into custody. A third subject brandished a firearm with a gunshot directed at law enforcement officers. The subject then fled into a heavily wooded area. (See comments section for map of search area).

The fleeing shooter is believed to be:

JESUS FLORES (37)

Flores is a Hispanic male. He is now considered armed and dangerous by Snead Chief of Police Alan Hicks.

Blount County Manhunt Ensues Following Cop Shooting Episode

Flores should be easy to spot with facial tattoos visible. He currently has outstanding felony warrants over and above those he may incur from tonight’s incident.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has their Aviation Division active in the manhunt area along with deputies with the Blount County Sheriff’s Office plus police officers representing Altoona, Blountsville, and Oneonta Police Departments.

K-9 Units from Albertville and Sardis are also believed to be engaged in the search.

CHASE BROWN (20) and AMBER ABNEY (28) were the subjects taken into custody and arrested at the scene.

Two bags of methamphetamine, a container of marijuana, a head wrap and a gun were found along the side of a nearby creek in the wooded area.

If you encounter anyone matching the description of Mr. Flores, DO NOT attempt to apprehend.nstead, immediately contact the Blount County Sheriff’s Office: 205-625-4127

 

Blount County Manhunt Ensues Following Cop Shooting Episode
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