Police looking for two after Tuesday car chase

By: Dorothy Sherman

OPELIKA, AL – A Lee County man has been arrested after police said an officer got a hit on the license plate of an S.U.V. the man was driving was stolen.

"the license plate also did not come back to the truck that it was on…to the Tahoe it was on it came back to a different car so he (the officer) wanted to investigate it further to see the potential…if the vehicle it was on may have been stolen," Opelika Police Captain Shane Healey said.

Police said when the officer tried to pull him over the driver sped off and about a 25 minute chase ensued all over the city of Opelika.  Authorities said at one point the S.U.V. crashed into another vehicle at Regions near the Tiger Town shopping center until it crashed into a utility pole in a neighborhood on Spring Hill Court.

Police said they were able to arrest the driver 23-year-old Keishawn Webb, but two male passengers in the S.U.V. fled on foot..

"somebody might have picked them up…they got into somebody’s house…somehow they eluded us," Capt. Healey said.

A nearby neighbor declined to go on camera but said his back gate was open and had heard the two escapees ran through his backyard, something he said is frightening to think about.

Authorities said the one arrested was wanted for an attempted murder charge for a shooting happening in Tuskegee over two weeks ago.

Tuskegee police said Webb allegedly shot another man multiple times.

Opelika Police said the license plate and S.U.V. were both stolen.  They also recovered a number of things including two guns, one of which was a sawed off rifle with an altered serial number.

Capt. Healey said no one was injured during the chase.

Webb faces a number of traffic charges and receiving stolen property and marijuana charges in Lee County.  He’ll face attempted murder charges in Macon County.

If you have any information on this case contact police.

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