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Burglary suspect unsuccessfully flees deputies, ornery bull in chase

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Brad Lynn Hemby (Photo: Marshall County Sheriff's Office)

Brad Lynn Hemby (Photo: Marshall County Sheriff's Office)

ARAB, Ala. – Marshall County Sheriff Scott Walls said a burglary suspect got more than he bargained for when he attempted to flee deputies across a field belonging to a particularly ornery bull Wednesday.

Walls said it started around 8 a.m. at a residence on Baldwin Drive in Arab. The owner of a home on that street came home and found a truck in his yard belonging to two people who were burglarizing his home. The homeowner immediately called the Sheriff’s Office and chased the suspects as they ran away.

A short time later, Sheriff Walls said deputies and Arab Police located the suspect’s vehicle and pursued it to the Union Grove area, where the truck crashed.

“The driver, Brad Lynn Hemby, 26, of Boaz, fled across a cow pasture and grabbed the attention of a bull roaming the field. The bull also gave chase along with deputies,” Walls said.

With more on his mind than jail at that moment, Hemby continued to run. Bad turned to worse for him when he fell into a barbed wire fence. He immediately surrendered to deputies, Walls said.

The female passenger in Hemby’s truck ran into a wooded area not occupied by a bull and has not been located at this time.

After the arrest, deputies recovered stolen property from Hemby’s truck, Walls said. Hemby is charged with burglary, theft, and attempting to elude. Deputies continue to search for the passenger Wednesday afternoon.