From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
ODENVILLE — An incident in Odenville led to a short police chase, a car wreck and an arrest in Argo on Thursday.
According to the St. Clair Sheriff’s Office, at around 11:30 a.m., the suspect approached a litter control worker in the parking lot of Lil Mart, located on the 9800 block of US Highway 411 in Odenville. The suspect asked for a ride but was refused. The suspect then approached four inmate trustees assigned to the litter detail. The suspect was armed with what authorities said appeared to be a knife. The suspect demanded that the occupants exit the litter control vehicle. After the occupants complied, the suspect entered the vehicle and departed the scene in it.
Law enforcement said that the suspect was spotted a few minutes later. Officials said that after a short chase, the suspect wrecked the litter truck at the intersection of Argo-Margaret Road and Blackjack Road in Argo.
The suspect was taken into custody and no injuries resulted from this incident, according to law enforcement.
The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office identified the suspect at Michal S. Lewis, 30, of Tuscaloosa. Lewis has been charged with robbery in the first degree and was booked into St. Clair County Jail. No bond has been set.