High Speed pursuit begins in Woodville, ends in Huntsville
June 14, 2017 Share

High Speed pursuit begins in Woodville, ends in Huntsville

PHOTO: Newton Kipruto Rotich, 25 of Huntsville, was arrested on multiple charges after leading the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and several other agencies on chase from Woodville to Huntsville. (Jackson County Sheriff’s Office)


By Staff Reports 

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — On June 13, 2017,  the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a Ford Mustang traveling a high rate of speed on Alabama Highway 72 westbound near the Aspel community.  Lt. Craig Holcomb located the vehicle in the Woodville,  AL. area traveling at speeds in excess of 120 mph and attempted to conduct a traffic stop.  The vehicle failed to stop and continued traveling at a high rate of speed into Madison County.

The pursuit, with the assistance of other law enforcement agencies including Gurley Police Department, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) and Huntsville Police Department continued into the City of Huntsville and ended near Memorial Parkway and Governors Drive after the vehicle stopped for traffic at a red light.

The Driver, Newton Kipruto Rotich, age 25 of Huntsville, AL. was arrested and transported to the Jackson County Jail where he was charged with Reckless Endangerment x 3, Fleeing to Elude, and Criminal Mischief.  Rotich was also issued several traffic citations for violations that took place during the pursuit. Bond was set at $1,500.


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