3rd suspect arrested in Limestone County counterfeit investigation

3rd suspect arrested in Limestone County counterfeit investigation

LIMESTONE COUNTRY, AL (WAFF) - Limestone County deputies have found the third suspect wanted in a counterfeit investigation.

Adam Chambers, 31, of Athens was arrested by an Athens police officer and transported to the Limestone County Jail. He is held on $174,570 bond.

Chambers is charged with 36 counts of first-degree possession of a forged Instrument, one count of possession of a forgery device, and once count of third-degree possession of a forged instrument. He is also held on several probation violations and bond revocations.

Investigators were searching for Chamber since Sept. 12 when they arrested another suspect for allegedly passing counterfeit money in the county. Benjamin Allen Hill, 27, of Elkmont man was caught after allegedly fleeing deputies into Madison County while driving a stolen van, leading multiple agencies on a foot pursuit and three-hour manhunt.

Deputies say they found a large amount of what appeared to be methamphetamine in the van, however, like the money, it also turned out to be counterfeit.

Hill faces multiple felony charges and is currently held in the Limestone County Jail. Specific charges and bond were not determined at this time, but deputies say they will provide updates with a release of the complete charges.

(Source: Limestone County Sheriff's Office)

The pursuit started on Sept. 12 when Heritage Food Mart reported that a man had just passed counterfeit bills. A deputy responded and observed Hill leaving the convenience store in a van. The deputy said when he tried to stop the vehicle, Hill led him on a pursuit before abandoning the vehicle near Harvest Road a short distance into Madison County.

After Hill was able to get out of sight, deputies began to set up a perimeter and called for the tracking dogs and K-9 officers from the Limestone Correctional Facility. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office also assisted in the search.

Hill was found by the dogs where he had been hiding in a yard nearby.

Investigators observed the counterfeit money that had been passed at Heritage Food Mart and quickly determined that it matched the forgeries from the Charles Lee Anderson. He is the other counterfeiting suspect.

“I’m proud of the way Sgt. Hardiman recognized and pursued the suspect and helped set up the perimeter for the K9 tracking dogs,” Sheriff Mike Blakely said in a statement about Hill “I’m also proud of the excellent teamwork demonstrated by Madison County Sheriff’s deputies, Limestone Correctional Facility officers, and the Limestone County deputies and investigators. Their seamless, coordinated efforts combined to effectively make this arrest.”

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