From The Tribune staff reports
JEFFERSON COUNTY — A Birmingham man was arrested for multiple charges, including attempted murder, after attempting to flee Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office deputies on Saturday, February 19, at approximately 7:20 a.m.
According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Drewcolby Duane Killings, 32, of Birmingham, was reported loading items into the back of a pickup truck at the old Hillview Elementary School in the 1500 block of Cherry Avenue.
“Deputies in the area immediately responded and encountered a male fleeing the scene in a truck matching the reported description,” Sergeant Joni Money said.
Deputies pursued the truck until it reached a dead end and could travel no further.
“The driver then placed his vehicle in reverse and struck a pursuing patrol unit,” Money said. “The deputy attempted to exit his patrol unit but was unable to do so, as the suspect continued to push the patrol unit with his truck. The deputy was finally able to safely exit his unit and take the suspect into custody.”
Killings was arrested and transported to the Jefferson County Jail in Birmingham. He is being held on multiple charges, including attempted murder, burglary second degree, theft of property first degree, criminal mischief first degree, and carrying a pistol without a license. Killings’ bonds total $99,300.
Deputies were able to recover the stolen property and return it to employees with the Jefferson County Board of Education.
The story will be updated when more information is available.