From The Tribune staff reports
ST. CLAIR COUNTY — A St. Clair County man was arrested for multiple felony charges on Monday, December 13, at approximately 3:29 p.m.
According to the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office, Donald J. Boteler, 47, of Odenville, the Sheriff’s Office attempted to make a traffic stop on Boteler, at which point he began to elude deputies. After a brief chase, Boteler fled into a wooded area where the St. Clair Correctional Facility K9 unit assisted in locating Boteler. While attempting to arrest Boteler, he pulled a handgun and fired in the direction of the deputies. Boteler was disarmed and taken into custody.
Boteler is currently in the St. Clair County Jail in Ashville.
He is being charged with two counts of attempted murder, receiving stolen property first degree, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, felon in possession of a firearm, attempting to elude, resisting arrest, unlawful possession of marijuana second degree, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
No bond has been issued at this time.
The story will be updated when more information is available.