UPDATE: No Arrests in Manhunt Along Hwy. 231 Near Arab, Police Release Suspect’s Name
MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Search teams have come up empty handed so far in a search for a man who led state troopers on a chase Wednesday morning in Arab.
(Updated 2:40 p.m. Thursday)
State troopers believe they are looking for Michael Shane Baker, 40 from Arab. Baker has at least one warrant out for his arrest.
On Wednesday, officers from several law enforcement agencies searched some woods along Highway 231, near the entrance to Cherokee Ridge, and on the opposite side of the road behind the Exxon station. They searched starting around 10 a.m. but did not find Baker after searching for much of the day.
State troopers say they tried to stop Baker for a traffic violation Wednesday around 9 a.m. in Arab. Baker wouldn’t stop, troopers say, and they chased him. The chase reached speeds of more than 100 miles per hour at some points.
Officers believe Baker is armed with a long gun.
State Troopers called in Arab Police, Albertville K9 unit and the Sheriff’s Office to help find him. The state’s helicopter also circled overhead, and the Limestone Correctional Facility sent its tracking dogs to help with the search.
Police say Baker is not the escaped Georgia inmate police and sheriff’s deputies were looking for earlier today in New Hope.
Troopers are asking anyone who lives in the neighborhood to be cautious, and do not come to the door if you don’t know the person calling. They’re also asking to monitor children at bus stops.