Two arrested after attempting to flee DeKalb County Deputy
September 22, 2017
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Two arrested after attempting to flee DeKalb County Deputy

PHOTO: Jose Guadalupe Perez, 28 of Albertville and Miguel DeJesus, 22 of Kilpatrick were apprehended after attempting to flee a DeKalb County Deputy early Thursday morning. (DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office)

By Staff Reports

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office: On Thursday, September 21st at approximately 1:00 am A DeKalb County Deputy observed a vehicle setting in the middle of County Road 964, when the deputy pulled in behind the vehicle with blue lights on, the vehicle took off at a high speed.

Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and Albertville Police where the contacted about the pursuit heading into their County. As the vehicle turned around at the Marshal County line they wrecked in a ditch. At which time driver of the vehicle, Jose Guadalupe Perez, 28 of Albertville and passenger Miguel DeJesus, 22 of Kilpatrick were placed under arrest.

As a result of a search of the vehicle the following items were found; open containers of beer, a cooler of beer, clear pipe with white residue, a clear baggie with an off white substance inside that tested positive for meth, and inside the trunk a short barrel shotgun, another shotgun, and brass knuckles.

Both Perez and DeJesus were charged with Attempt to elude, reckless endangerment, Drug Paraphernalia, Short bar rifle/shotgun possession, unlawful possession of prohibited beverage, carrying brass knuckles/sling shot, and unlawful possession of controlled substance. Perez was also arrested for two warrants for probation violation and reckless endangerment.

Chief Deputy Edmondson said of the incident and arrests, “thanks to Marshall County’s Deputies, Albertville Police, Geraldine Police and our Deputies for their quick response in this pursuit. They did a great job on arresting these two individuals without any incident.”  

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