Police: Man suspected of trying to kill state trooper has evaded police 4 times
MOULTON, Ala. (AP) – Police say a north Alabama man accused of trying to kill an Alabama state trooper has escaped police four times in the last month.
Moulton police Chief Lyndon McWhorter tells Al.com that John Kaleb Gillespie is wanted for attempted murder, drug trafficking and other charges.
The attempted murder warrant stems from a Nov. 3 chase of Gillespie by Moulton police and a state trooper.
McWhorter says Gillespie rammed the trooper’s car and tried to run him over.
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says the trooper shot at Gillespie, fearing for his life. State officials are probing the shooting, but spokesman Adam Buchanan says there’s no indication Gillespie was hit.
Gillespie is also accused of ramming a Moulton police vehicle Nov. 9. McWhorter says he later fled from Lawrence County deputies.