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Authorities search for wife of man arrested after chase that began in Pinson

By Gary Lloyd

JEFFERSON COUNTY — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in locating 41-year-old Paula Anne Worcester, of Morris, who was reported missing by her sister July Fourth.

Just after 7 p.m. on July Fourth, Worcester’s sister came to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office to report that she was missing. She has not been seen since June 18. According to family members she was last seen at her step daughter’s residence in the 2500 block of Rose Drive in Morris. They told deputies that the last person to see her was her husband, 41-year-old Joseph Poe III.

Paula Worcester
photo courtesy of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office

Poe was arrested July 8 after leading deputies on a pursuit in a stolen truck that ended in Blount County. After he was arrested he was questioned about his missing wife. He told detectives that he had last seen her when he dropped her off at her sister’s house in Hueytown on June 18, Sgt. Jack Self said. Detectives have no evidence linking him to her disappearance.

Worcester is described as a white female, 5-foot-5 and weighing 190 pounds. She has hazel eyes and blond hair.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to contact the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 205-325-1450.

Contact Gary Lloyd at news@trussvilletribune.com and follow him on Twitter @GaryALloyd.

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