Lawrence County Deputies Catch Man After High-Speed Chase

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MOULTON, Ala. (WHNT) – A man is finally in custody after a high-speed chase that lasted more than an hour on several roads in and around Lawrence County.

The situation started about 12:30 p.m. Friday.  The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office says deputies got a call from a woman working at Parkway Variety Store on Highway 24, between Trinity and Moulton.

The woman said a man was harassing her.   Deputies arrived and saw the guy get in a pickup truck and drive away.

They tried to pull him over, but he kept going.  They chased him for about an hour, at speeds reaching almost 100 miles per hour, all along the county roads around Highway 24.

Deputies said at one point, the man turned on Old Moulton Road, headed into Morgan County.  Along that road he turned into an abandoned store, went around the building, came back out and hit a Lawrence County patrol car.

The chase continued down Old Moulton Road into Morgan County.  Trinity Police set out spike strips to cut the man’s tires.  He drove right through them and continued onto Modaus Road, headed toward Decatur.  His truck finally stopped on a private drive, where deputies arrested him.

Paramedics treated the man at the scene for minor injuries, and deputies then took him to the Lawrence County Jail.

The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office says the man’s name is Lucas Hitt.  He lives in the East Lawrence area.  He has some outstanding warrants on his record and faces numerous traffic violations for Friday’s chase.

Other agencies that participated in the chase include the Lawrence County Drug Task Force, Moulton Police Department and Decatur Police Department.