Man wanted by Arab Police following high-speed chase involving a wreck and injuries

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ARAB, Ala. (WHNT) -- Arab Police are looking for a man who led officers on a high-speed chase on Highway 231 Wednesday night. That person is wanted on multiple charges and the chase is under investigation.

The chase started Wednesday night just before 9 p.m. in the department's police jurisdiction in Cullman County. While on patrol, an Arab police officer identified a man wanted on a felony warrant outside a convenience store, but when the man saw the officer, he took off.

Arab Police Assistant Chief Shane Washburn says the man is identified as Jimmy Wayne Burroughs. Washburn says Burroughs has a felony warrant for robbery.

When Burroughs saw the officer, investigators say he ran to his vehicle and left a convenience store parking lot at a high rate of speed, heading south on Highway 231.

The Arab officer tried do a traffic stop, but Burroughs didn't stop, increased his speed and pulled away from the officer.

A woman who is not identified was in the car with him.

Assistant Chief Washburn says Burroughs led officers down the highway, going too fast for the road and conditions. Police say eventually the car struck another vehicle that was traveling Highway 231 as well.

Burroughs lost control, left the roadway, and hit a utility pole, downing those lines. Police say he ran away.

The woman who was a passenger in Burroughs' car was injured and transported to Huntsville Hospital.

Burroughs is still at large. The Arab Police Department is pursuing several warrants on him.

Police are asking anyone with information on where Burroughs might be to contact the department.