Two arrested after leading chase that crossed into three states
Two people are behind bars after leading law enforcement officers on a pursuit that crossed into three states.
The pursuit began in Stevenson, Alabama, when officers tried to stop a vehicle that did not have registration, according to the Dade County Sheriff's Office.
The chase crossed into Marion County, Tennessee, and then went into Dade County on I-24. From I-24, the suspect merged onto I-59, then continued on Highway 75 and finally ended on Highway 301.
At times during the chase, the driver, Corey M. Rogers, traveled at speeds over 100 mph and hit patrol cars with items he threw out the window. He even tried to run deputies off the road several times.
Dade County deputies were told Rogers was armed with multiple firearms and had advised that he wasn't going back to prison, the sheriff's office explained.
Deputies were finally able to box Rogers's vehicle in to end the chase.
Inside the vehicle, deputies found scales with four grams of methamphetamine. Deputies also believe that the suspect threw firearms from the vehicle during the pursuit.
Rogers and his passenger, Colby R. Purdy, were both arrested.
Rogers faces charges of:
- Possession of Methamphetamine
- Possession of Drug Related Objects
- Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer
- Reckless Driving
- Felony Fleeing/Attempting to Elude
- Failure to Maintain Lane
- No Insurance
- Unregistered Vehicle
Purdy faces charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug-related objects.