Manhunt ends, suspect accused of shooting at deputies in custody

SHELBY COUNTY, Ala. – A large manhunt in central Alabama came to an end safely Monday, as a man accused of leading deputies on a chase and shooting at them was arrested.

The search took place in the Wilsonville area of Shelby County.  Steven Earl Owens was caught on the property of the Wilsonville Steam Plant.  Alabama Power security guards caught him and disarmed him.

Owens is charged with three counts of attempted murder.

Birmingham television station ABC 33/40 reports Shelby County 911 received an emergency call about a domestic dispute on Sunday night. Deputies responding to the call tried to stop a vehicle around 10:30 p.m. Sunday. Deputies say the driver, Owens, damaged a patrol car and also fired shots at them with a handgun.

Deputies stopped Owens’ vehicle around 12:30 a.m. Monday but he got away, ABC 33/40 reports.   During the search, Owens was considered armed and dangerous.