Deputies: Elkmont man led vehicle pursuit because he was late for work, wanted a biscuit

Elkmont man leads deputies on vehicle pursuit

LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - An Elkmont man was arrested after deputies say he led them on a pursuit Thursday morning. The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office reports it was “allegedly because he was late for work and wanted a biscuit.”

A deputy attempted to stop a pickup truck for speeding on Piney Chapel Road when the driver fled. At one point during the pursuit, the pickup left the roadway and damaged a yard before returning to the road.

Dash camera video shows him then turn north from Piney Chapel Road onto the Rails to Trails walking trail, crossing several bridges that were not designed for motor vehicles, then exit the trail on Huber Road.

Deputies say the driver, identified as 36-year-old Jonathan David Trousdale, then abandoned the truck in a cotton field and was arrested after a brief search.

“Trousdale told investigators he was speeding and fled because he was running late for work and wanted to have time to stop for a biscuit on the way,” the sheriff’s office stated in a news release.

Trousdale is charged with attempting to elude and felon in possession of a firearm. He is held in the Limestone County Jail on $3,500 bond.

Trousdale was also issued a speeding citation, and he had outstanding felony warrants on unrelated charges.

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