By Lauren Estes
The Cullman Times
Cullman Police engaged in a high-speed chase Tuesday morning after a local man spotted his stolen vehicle near Second Avenue and called the Cullman Police Department who then began a high speed chase and foot pursuit to arrest the suspect around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
Alexander Douglas Quick, 19, of Cullman was charged with receiving stolen property in the first degree. Officer Jeff Mize pursued the silver Toyota for about 30 minutes at 75 mile-per-hour before Quick exited the vehicle and took off on foot, Cullman Police Chief Kenny Culpepper said. The chase began near Merchants Bank in downtown Cullman.
“We received a call from the subject saying that he was behind someone that was driving his stolen Toyota,” Culpepper said. “Officer Jeff Mize got behind the car in pursuit on the south side of town, and continued to pursue the vehicle for 30 minutes when he pulled up to a cul-de-sac and jumped out of the vehicle and the officers began a foot pursuit near an apartment complex.”
After searching on foot for nearly half an hour, Culpepper said Sergeant Rex Chambers spotted the suspect and Cullman County Sheriff’s deputy Jennifer Chaffin took Quick into custody.
“We appreciate the assistance of the sheriff’s office during the incident and all of those involved in taking the suspect into custody,” Culpepper said.
Investigator Matt Dean said Quick was on probation due to a prior charge of receiving stolen property from 2013 after allegedly stealing another vehicle.
Quick is being held without bond at the Cullman County Detention Center.
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