CENTER POINT — A 21-year-old man is in custody following a foot chase in Center Point.
Just before 7:30 Saturday evening, a Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy stopped a black Mitsubishi Gallant on Woodsley Street at 12th Court NW for a traffic violation. The driver and passenger exited the car and attempted to flee on foot.
The driver was captured after a short foot pursuit. The passenger has not been located. A deputy fell during the foot pursuit and suffered minor injuries.
There were no other reports of injuries or property damage.
The driver, a 21-year-old Birmingham man, was taken into custody. He was found to be in possession of marijuana and a handgun. He also had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for a past traffic violation. He was transported to the Jefferson County Jail.
His name is withheld pending formal charges.