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New information about suspect arrested on enticement charges

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An update on a man captured after a fiery crash that ended in a high-speed pursuit on the Parkway over the weekend.

Police said the pickup truck driver crashed after running over spike strips and trying to drive with his front tires blown out. Deputies arrested 40-year-old Nicholos Roberts on two counts of enticing a child, which are class C felonies.

If convicted, Roberts could spend not less than one year and up to 10 years in prison on each count.

Roberts is in the Madison County Jail under bonds totaling $30,000.

He is accused of approaching two boys in their front yard in the Murphy Hill Road area-that's in Hazel Green over the weekend. One of the boy's father is an investigator with Huntsville Police Department.

He found Roberts nearby but Roberts sped away.

That led to a high speed crash, and a fiery wreck on the service road between University Drive and Westbound I-565 on ramp.

Luckily neither boy was harmed but Roberts faces a long legal battle from the charges against him.

'These are very serious charges. You can prove cases by circumstantial evidence but the very fact he pulled over and tried to get 2 children into his vehicle that is a case of lascivious intent to entice a child for immoral purposes," said WAFF-48 Legal Analyst Mark McDaniel.

Roberts case will be handled in District court. Once an attorney is appointed, a preliminary hearing will be scheduled, the case will go to a Grand Jury and if they find enough evidence and Roberts does not plead guilty, his case will go to trial.


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