Police arrest man who tried to steal car at school
REMLAP, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a 41-year-old man has been arrested after deputies say he threatened his wife and son and then tried to carjack a driver in a school parking lot when his vehicle broke down.
Jefferson County Sheriff Chief Deputy Randy Christian says the man doused his Warrior home in gasoline and told his 8-year-old son he was going to kill his wife Wednesday before fleeing the house. Christian says the man's wife, who had been beaten, escaped and called authorities.
Police say the suspect, who was armed, tried to steal a car at Southeastern Elementary in Remlap before he was caught. The school was briefly placed on lockdown.
The suspect's name was not released. He is facing domestic violence, robbery and arson charges in Jefferson County. There are pending charges in Blount County.