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July 10, 2013

Cullman woman arrested on active warrants following deputy pursuit

CULLMAN — A Cullman woman was arrested following a high-speed pursuit by the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office over the weekend for multiple active warrants.

 Shandale Renae Cox, 20, of Cullman was arrested after a high speed chase approaching 100 miles-per-hour. Major Scott Clay said deputy Justin Howse went to Cox’s residence to serve the warrants, saw her outside, and she quickly fled the scene. 

“Deputy Howse noticed her standing outside by a vehicle,” Clay said. “We had active warrants on her for burglary third, which was a probation violation. She then got into the car and drove off and he entered into a pursuit. He lost her as she went into Lawrence County. She was later arrested on Friday after returning to her home in Cullman County on County Road 1080.”

Chief Deputy Max Bartlett said that Howse followed Cox for several miles until losing sight of the vehicle and calling off the pursuit. He informed others who the vehicle driver was and that she had entered into Lawrence County.

Deputies eventually arrested her at her Cullman home, where she returned after the chase.

“Deputy Howse did a good job and followed the pursuit by the books,” Bartlett said. “Once he recognized he was out of the county, he backed off and ended it, doing what he was supposed to do.”

Cox was also arrested on other charges because of Judge-ordered probation violations, including: Two counts of unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance, two counts of attempting to elude a police officer, two counts of burglary third degree, and three probation violation charges. Cox was taken to the Cullman County Detention Center and her bond amount is currently unavailable.

Clay and Sheriff Mike Rainey thanked those involved for their proactive efforts in continuing to minimize the crime in Cullman County.

* Lauren Estes can be reached at laurene@cullmantimes.com or 256-734-2131, ext. 137.

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