From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports
DORA – A deputy traveling on Littleton Kilgore Road around 4:30 Monday morning spotted an SUV pulling a utility trailer with no lights.
The deputy turned around and the vehicle sped away. The deputy lost sight of the vehicle for a brief time but found it later and a traffic stop was initiated. The driver refused to stop and pulled off the road into a wooded area, and the two adult males inside fled on foot.
More deputies arrived with a tracking dog and a perimeter was established to begin a search. Around 5:30 a.m. 29-year-old Joseph Robert Watts was taken into custody. The passenger was not located.
Deputies found the SUV had been stolen in Graysville on Saturday.
Watts was taken to the Jefferson County Jail and is charged with receiving stolen property in the first degree, receiving stolen property in the third degree, attempting to elude and driving with a revoked license. Watts’ bond is set at $5,900.