From The Tribune staff reports
MOODY — The Moody Police Department is searching for a woman suspected in connection to a police chase on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. Two others have already been arrested.
While on patrol on Kelly Creek Road, an officer spotted a truck turning onto Highway 78 without using a turn signal. When the officer attempted to make a traffic stop, the 1997 Ford F-150 sped off.
According to a police report, the truck turned onto Trails End Lane, then Trails End Road. The officer said the truck sped through the intersection of Wrangler Drive without stopping at a stop sign.
The truck crashed into a grove of trees in the 1200 block of Trails End Road and two passengers, a male and a female jumped out of the truck and took off into the woods.
The driver, George Paul Thomas, 32, of Ashville, remained on the scene and was taken into custody and charged with attempting to elude and cited with failure to register a motor vehicle, reckless driving, no insurance, driving while revoked, failure to stop at a stop sign and failure to signal.
Thomas said he didn’t stop for the officer because he had outstanding warrants. He also told the officer that the male who ran into the woods had narcotics in his backpack.
John T. Sims, 22, of Talladega, was identified as the male and was eventually capture on Cheyenne Street. He was taken into custody by the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office, on felony warrants out of Talladega County.
Sims told deputies that the female that took off was his fiance, Ashlee Youngblood Duckett, 28, of Pell City.
Duckett has not been captured and is wanted by the Moody Police Department.
If you have information on the whereabouts of Duckett, you are asked to call police.