Police: Albertville burglary, vehicle pursuit suspect caught while sleeping

Albertville burglary, police pursuit suspect caught while sleeping
Published: Aug. 9, 2018 at 9:47 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 10, 2018 at 11:18 PM CDT
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A Boaz police officer's car flipped while pursuing a car theft suspect out of Albertville....
A Boaz police officer's car flipped while pursuing a car theft suspect out of Albertville. (Source: Viewer)

ALBERTVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Albertville police have caught the man they say is responsible for a vehicle pursuit across the county.

Police say 38-year-old Jeremy Sonny Lee Kimbrell tried to burglarize a home on Forestdale Avenue in Albertville on Thursday. The homeowner fired a shot but missed him.

Albertville police put out an alert for Kimbrell and the stolen vehicle he was driving.

The car was spotted in Boaz. Boaz police tried to stop him.

Police said a vehicle pursuit ensured and an officer's vehicle was flipped. Police don't know if Kimbrell hit the officer or if he lost control.

Officers said Kimbrell fled back to Albertville. The stolen vehicle was abandoned in the area of Walnut Street and Turnpike Road.

Officers searched for him Thursday but couldn't find him.

He was caught after Albertville police responded to a possible home burglary off Turnpike Road Friday morning. Officers said they found Kimbrell asleep inside a lake house near a private lake. He was taken into custody without incident.

Kimbrell is currently being held on charges of third-degree burglary charge, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police said Kimbrell will face additional charges from Boaz for the pursuit as well as receiving stolen property for being in possession of the stolen vehicle at the time of the pursuit.

Guntersville police also have an arrest warrant for Kimbrell.

Kimbrell will remain in the Albertville City Jail while the case is under investigation. No bond is set at this time.

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