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Man detained after 2-county police chase

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A short foot pursuit followed before officers caught King and took him into custody. (Source: MGN Online) A short foot pursuit followed before officers caught King and took him into custody. (Source: MGN Online)
FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) -

One man is in custody following a police pursuit that led officers across two counties Friday.

Officers from the police department and the US Marshal Fugitive Task Force tried stopping a car driven by 23-year-old Willie Henry King Jr. of Muscle Shoals Friday afternoon.

The pursuit began on Helton Drive in Florence and continued through the east side of the city and across Wilson Dam into Colbert County.

From there, the pursuit continued east on River Road to Gate Six Road. At the intersection of Gate Six and Hughes Roads, King lost control of the vehicle.

A short foot pursuit followed before officers caught King and took him into custody.

King had an active felony warrant and now faces felony charges for attempting to elude police and drug possession.

He is being held in the Lauderdale County Detention Center.

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