High-speed chase ends with 3 in custody, Morgan County Sheriff says


MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office says three people are in custody after an overnight chase across two counties and three major roadways.

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office says it’s Drug Enforcement Unit was involved in the chase after trying to perform a felony traffic stop early Wednesday morning.

The chase led deputies into Cullman County on I-65, Highway 31 and Highway 157 before authorities were able to stop the car.

Matthew Blake Ferguson, 35, of Decatur was charged with possession of heroin, two counts of reckless endangerment, attempting to elude, resisting arrest, criminal littering, possession of drug paraphernalia and an outstanding warrant for violating his bond on a previous charge. The sheriff’s office said he faces more drug- and traffic-related charges.

Savanna Renea Bailey, 20, and Maryellen Virginia Griffin, 42, both of Decatur, were charged with obstructing governmental operations and resisting arrest.

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