Authorities confirm one person in custody near Ditto Landing following chase that started in Morgan County

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Law enforcement confirm a person was placed in custody near Ditto Landing Friday after a chase that started in Morgan County.

Sheriff Ana Franklin with the Morgan County Sheriff's Office said it began in the Laceys Spring-Valhermoso Springs area.

She said deputies were at a home there, assisting a Tennessee agency to recover stolen property. That's when suspect got into an altercation with an investigator and stole an undercover vehicle.

The deputy fired shots at the tires of the vehicle in an attempt to disable it, but was unsuccessful, Franklin said.

Deputies say they then pursued the suspect into Huntsville to Ditto Marina Parkway, where Madison County Sheriff's Office deputies, Huntsville Police, and HEMSI responded. The suspect reportedly wrecked the undercover vehicle and fled on further toward Ditto Landing. Authorities say they were able to locate the suspect shortly after.

Sheriff Franklin points out that the important thing here is that neither the suspect nor the investigators were hurt. They expect charges to be filed soon.

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