A Trenton police sergeant was injured while arresting a chased suspect Tuesday.

Around 11:00 pm, Trenton K9 Officer Eric Hartline and Sergeant Steve Beaudoin pursued a suspect on I-59 northbound.

In an effort to elude officers, the suspect, identified as Jeremiah Dalton, drove erratically and tried to drive into patrol vehicles.

Dalton also threw objects, including an aluminum bat, at officers, police said.

The pursuit finally came to an end on I-24 at exit 174 (Lookout Valley).

While trying to arrest Dalton, Sgt. Steve Beaudoin broke his ankle and was taken to an area hospital.

It was also determined that the vehicle Dalton was driving was stolen out of DeKalb County, Alabama.

Dalton faces charges in Dade County for:

  • Felony eluding
  • Theft by bringing stolen property into state
  • Driving with a suspended license
  • Driving with a suspended license felony 4th or subsequent offense
  • Other traffic violations

The Trenton Police Department thanked dispatchers and other agencies who assisted with the pursuit:

"Thank you to our 911 dispatchers for calmly and collectively keeping our officers whereabouts and safety broadcast to other agencies. Thank you to our Dade County Sheriff's Office Deputies, Sgt. Burrows and Deputy Sledge who also assisted in the pursuit. Great Job to all of our Officers who risk their own safety to protect others daily."

Dalton is currently being held in Hamilton County on a warrant out of DeKalb County.

Trenton police said Sgt. Steve Beaudoin will have surgery in the next few days.