From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
JEFFERSON COUNTY –At about 2:30 a.m. Thursday deputies on patrol in the Center Point area attempted to conduct a traffic stop of a white Chevrolet Impala at Five Mile Road and Azalea Drive.
The driver of the car refused to stop and lead deputies on a chase into the Eastlake area of Birmingham. The driver lost control of the car and wrecked near 2nd Avenue and 86th Street North.
He then exited the car and fled on foot and deputies lost sight of him and called for tracking dogs to assist in the search.
Sheriff’s K9 Naiyah tracked directly to where the suspect was hiding within five minutes of starting her search.
Paul Lee Watts, 28, of Birmingham was arrested for Attempting to Elude, Resisting Arrest and several traffic violations.
It was later learned that Watts was wanted by the Shelby Count y Sheriff’s Office on a felony warrant for Escape. He remains in the Jefferson County Jail with bond set at $20,000.