From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — Jefferson County Warrant Deputies were attempting to place 34-year-old, Joshua Neil Lee under arrest for outstanding warrants Wednesday morning when he escaped custody.
Lee had already been cuffed and had been placed in the backseat of a patrol unit when he broke free and ran, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.
Lee is a white male who is 5-feet, 10-inches tall, weighs approximately 150 pounds, has short brown hair and was last seen wearing a black t-shirt and black sweat pants. He should also be wearing handcuffs. The escape occurred in the 8000 block of 4th Avenue South in Eastlake.
Lee is wanted for failure to appear on receiving stolen property, possession of controlled substances and possession of marijuana. Because these are failure to appear warrants, there is no bond set.
Jefferson County patrol units, assisted by Birmingham Police units and Star 1 are conducting a search in the 4th Avenue South area of Eastlake.
Lee is a former Trussville resident. He was one of four people arrested in an October 2017 bust on Cooper Road in Trussville and charged with unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana in the first degree, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Authorities request that if you see Joshua Neil Lee, call 911.