Manhunt Ends In Pike County

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By Sarah Cantey

 An hour long search for an armed suspect is now complete.

 
Alabama News Network was the first on the scene and witnessed Bill Donaldson being taken into custody by the Pike County Sheriff's Office. 
 
Sheriff Russell Thomas says investigators were led to the property near County Road 3310 in southern Pike County during a search for a missing woman. 
 
An investigator approached a shed on the property. Donaldson allegedly came out of the shed and pointed a gun at the investigator. 
 
He then fled, the sheriff said he was armed. The department of corrections used their dogs to help get the suspect into custody. 
 
Pike County Sheriff Russell Thomas said, "Inside of this building he has cameras and he has a large monitor and he can see the deputy outside the door. So when he opened the door he had drawn on the deputy so we are very blessed that the deputy was not killed."
 

Investigators got a search warrant for the residence and shed. Officials say they found multiple guns and possibly ingredients for meth. 

Charges are pending. 
 
The missing woman was found in Barbour County. 


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