Athens man arrested after a police chase and an hours-long manhunt in Limestone County

Limestone County Deputies arrest an Athens man after an hours-long standoff
Published: Nov. 7, 2023 at 10:14 PM CST
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LIMESTONE CO., Ala. (WAFF) - After an hours-long manhunt Limestone County Deputies have arrested a man Athens Police chased into the woods of southwest Limestone County, Tuesday night.

41-year-old David Christopher Bolton, of Athens, is charged with attempted murder, according to Athens Police.

An Athens Police officer pulled over a truck driven by Bolton on U.S. 72 near Clinton Street in Athens at around 7:30 p.m., according to Athens Police Captain Brett M. Constable. After initially stopping, Bolton took off westbound on U.S. 72. Cpt. Constable says he shot at the officer pursuing him. Bolton then drove his truck into a wooded area near Beech Fork Lane and ran into the nearby woods.

Limestone County Deputies notified residents living near Shaw Road and Ripley Road that they were searching for Bolton, according to a spokesperson with the Sheriff’s Office. Residents were told to stay in their home.

Hours later Bolton was in handcuffs and booked into the Limestone County Jail.

WAFF pulled Bolton’s criminal records and found he has a criminal history dating back to 2004. Court records show he’s had numerous drug charges and pleaded guilty to attempting to elude police and having a gun in his vehicle in 2018.

Bolton is now in the Limestone County jail without bond.

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