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
Most Recent Stories On Cullman Today

Superintendent Barnett Delivers Hats Off Performance On First Report Card

image by: Sherea Harris Superintendent Barnett Delivers Hats Off Performance On First Report Card Cullman County Board of Education's (CCBoE) fateful decision in March of 2016 to hire a local newcomer superintendent to salvage a previously negative leadership...
Read More

Double Fatality In Bremen: Car Catches Fire After Colliding With Tree

image by: Michele Rogers Double Fatality In Bremen: Car Catches Fire After Colliding With Tree This location of the mishap was approximately one-half mile off of Highway 69 almost equidistant between Bremen and Dodge City. Emergency responders were dispatched to...
Read More

Senator Paul Bussman Final 4 Days 2017 Legislative Session

Senator Paul Bussman Final 4 Days 2017 Legislative Session Only four days are left in the 2017 Alabama Legislative Session; Senator Bussman breakdown what he expects to see this week. Paul Bussman, the Alabama State District 4 Senator (serving Cullman, Lawrence,...
Read More

Overnight Blaze Destroys Spring Hill Workshop

image by: Cullman Today Overnight Blaze Destroys Spring Hill Workshop "The structure was fully involved in fire. We had a fast response and with Logan's mutual aid we were able to finally get this fire knocked down and extinguished." Firefighters from Bethsadia VFD...
Read More

Thousands Raised For Connected Parks At Dinner On First 2017

Thousands Raised For Connected Parks At Dinner On First 2017 Dinner On First was indeed a ritzy party. Far more profoundly, if you care to go deep, it was emblematic of what makes Cullman terrific. Dinner On First 2017 was far more than a ritzy get together in support...
Read More

Cullman Republicans Removes Jame Graves After Sexual Abuse Charge

Cullman Republicans Remove James Graves After Sexual Abuse Charge The Committee moved today to ensure that we protect strong, conservative principles. After learning of reports that James Graves had been accused of (and admitted to) felony charges of first-degree...
Read More

Staff Writers

The staff writers at Cullman Today are a collaborative group of citizen reporters sharing the writing of stories based upon their personal interests and work schedules.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share With Friends

Share this post with your friends!