High-Speed Chase Leads to Manhunt In Prattville


By Ashley Thompson

The suspect ran his car right through a mobile home park before crashing into a home and frightening the woman who lives there.

Shannon Atwell was on her front porch when a Chevy Malibu crashed right into the front of her home.

"When he hit the porch, I went up into the air but I was still on the porch," says Atwell.

Prattville police say the suspect driving the car, David Hunter of Selma, then got out  and ran into the woods nearby.

Prattville Police Chief Mark Thompson tells us the chase began when authorities responded to a domestic dispute call. When police arrived on the scene, they say Hunter was still fighting with his girlfriend inside a vehicle.

"An officer turned his blue lights on," Thompson explains. "The subject tried to run and in the process hit one of our undercover vehicles with an officer in it."

After striking the undercover vehicle, police say Hunter sped off in the car, leading officers up Highway 82. It was at mile marker 133 that officers say Hunter swerved into this Mobile Home Park.

"He come straight through my sister-in-law's yard, come through the bushes, and hit the porch," says Shannon Atwell.

State Troopers used a helicopter to help in the search. Tracking dogs were also set out into the woods. The search was called off around 8pm but Shannon's husband says he will keep his eye out for the fleeing suspect.

"They better find him," says Shannon's husband William. "Because if they don't I'm going to, if I see him, I'm going to tie him up like a little pig. And i'm going to call the Sherriff's Office and have them pick him up."

The suspect is still on the loose. Chief Thompson tells us law enforcement will continue to search for him.

The suspect's girlfriend was taken to the Prattville Police Department for an interview shortly after the domestic dispute. We're told the search will continue tomorrow.

We'll keep you updated.



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That guys niece said on Thursday, Mar 21 at 1:19 PM

You guys need to go back to Kindergarten and learn that if you have nothing nice to say, don't say it at all. God, I'm 12 and I'm the only one acting like an adult. Have some common sense, will you? Oh and P.S. watch my YouTube- heatherthesinger

Jordan said on Wednesday, Mar 20 at 6:31 PM

Well.. That's my uncle for ya!

Good Deed said on Saturday, Jan 19 at 8:36 AM

I know what really happened with the guy who ran into that trailor yesterday. He asked me for a ride earlier that day and had me drive him all over prattville, after finding his girlfriend's car and following her into town, he smashed the back window and jumped into the car. He drove off in the car as she jumped out and ran to the police station. If the news had interviewed me they would have gotten a more complete story. I'm sure the police told them next to nothing.

Local man said on Friday, Jan 18 at 11:38 PM

You known some brave person is going to try and catch this man and tie him up like a pig. "REALLY". See how brave he is when he's the one tied up or gets hurt by the perp. Leave it to waka to put that in a new release so someone will try and be a hero instead of leaving it to law enforcement. To the pig man. If you see him just call 911. That's what the dogs are for is to chase. Let him get bit. No skin off of you that away.

william said on Friday, Jan 18 at 10:48 PM

I'm the guy from the news and I meant what I said: The cops better catch him before I do because I will tie him up like a little pig and wait till they get there. We take care of business around here miss bleeding heart liberal!

Amy K. said on Friday, Jan 18 at 10:16 PM

Did you guys really have to use that idiot from the trailer park on the news? Being from Autauga County, I dont appreciate you allowing a clip like that. Autauga County does not need that type of stigmatism. Thank you.

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