From The Tribune staff reports
VESTAVIA HILLS — Law enforcement across Jefferson County engaged in a manhunt early Tuesday after a robbery at a Hoover convenience store, finally arresting a suspect around 6:30 a.m.
Authorities from several local municipalities were on the scene, and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office used the Star 1 helicopter to sweep for a sign of the suspect.
Vestavia Hills police spotted the suspect’s vehicle and attempted to initiate a stop. However, the suspect refused to stop and then left his vehicle in an attempt to flee into a nearby apartment complex.
The suspect was finally taken into custody at Columbiana Road and U.S. 31 in Vestavia Hills.