From staff reports
JEFFERSON COUNTY – One man is being held in the Jefferson County Jail without bond following a high-speed chase that ensued Monday night.
Shawn Alden Bradley, a 55-year-old Docena native, was taken into custody after running from a deputy, crashing his vehicle twice and fleeing into a wooded area in the Hueytown area.
Bradley was instructed to pull over after a deputy caught him speeding on Birmingham Road. He refused to cooperate, as he held two outstanding warrants for felony probation violations.
“The driver attempted to turn on to Rock Creek Road at high rate of speed,” wrote the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. “He briefly lost control of the vehicle and struck a dirt embankment, causing damage to the car. [Bradley] regained control and continued to flee. The chase traveled to Pinewood Avenue and then to Chapel Drive in Hueytown, where the driver again attempted to make a turn at a high rate of speed. He lost control and struck a tree.”
That’s where the vehicle portion of the chase ended. Following the second crash, Bradley’s red Chevrolet Cobalt caught on fire and he fled into a wooded area.
Authorities then lost sight of him, but discovered him in the parking lot of a pizza restaurant. Bradley has been charged with reckless endangerment, reckless driving and attempting to elude.