Suspect caught after crashing stolen car during high-speed pursuit in Limestone County

Suspect caught after crashing stolen car during high-speed pursuit in Limestone County

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) - Limestone County deputies have found the man they say led them a high-speed pursuit Monday afternoon.

Deputies say 24-year-old Cameron Blake Powers stole a car, then led them on a pursuit.

Around 1:15 p.m., deputies tried to pull the Dodge Charger over near Snake Road. Powers led deputies on a high-speed pursuit, reaching speeds of up to 100 mph.

Powers crashed the stolen charger just four minutes later at the intersection of Snake Road and E&L Lane. He got out of the car and ran.

Deputies said a caller saw Powers running near a creek close to the crash scene. She called it in, and deputies found him near the intersection where he crashed.

County Commissioner Jason Black confirmed that it was his mother who helped catch Powers. Black said called his mother after the manhunt began when he realized it was happening near her house. He said he called her and told her to look out for Powers.

He said Powers came up, asking to use her phone. Black says his mother pulled a gun on Powers and told him to lay down til deputies arrived.

But Powers tried to escape, and deputies found him running along a nearby creek.

Powers’ charges are not yet known.

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