DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) - UPDATE: A man was charged with attempted murder following a shooting on Interstate 59 near Collinsville that occurred on September 16.
On September 18, the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that 21-year-old Dayton Patterson, of Pensacola, Florida, was charged with Attempted Murder and Felony Attempt to Elude.
The charges stem from the incident Wednesday night, when a deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on I-59 Northbound at approximately 6 p.m. The vehicle initially stopped at the Collinsville exit, but before the deputy could come face to face with the suspect, he fled and got back on the interstate.
Patterson is currently being held on a $1,000,000 bond in the DeKalb County Detention Center. The charges were filed by the State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) after an official review of the incident.
Authorities say more charges are pending regarding the wreck and injured motorists caused by the suspect.
ORIGINAL: While traveling at a high rate of speed, the suspect began firing upon the deputy. The suspect eventually collided with another vehicle, injuring two motorists during the incident. Neither the suspect or deputy were injured, and the suspect surrendered after the crash. The two motorists were transported by DeKalb Ambulance Service.
One man was arrested following an incident that shut down multiple lanes of Interstate 59 in Collinsville for over three hours Wednesday night.
The suspect reportedly hit another vehicle and attempted to get away. The victim hit by the vehicle is suffering minor injuries.
Dekalb County authorities reported that a deputy was then involved in a shooting with the suspect, but no injuries were reported.
The suspect is now in custody for attempting to elude, more charges are pending.
WAFF is on the scene and will continue to update this story as it breaks.