MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Officials say a manhunt is wrapping up for an armed man who stole a vehicle in Morgan County. However, deputies will continue extra patrols in the area.
According to a Facebook post from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, the driver of the reportedly stolen vehicle failed to stop and tried to escape police. The driver abandoned the car on Gum Springs Road/Wilson Mountain Road area near Falkville and Hartselle.
An update later said the manhunt moved to the Mt. Tabor Road/Cedar Cove area but was called off around 8 p.m.
Officials say the subject is a white man wearing a camouflaged top and blue jeans. He was armed.
According to Mike Swafford, a spokesperson for the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, the search was wrapping up around 6:30 p.m. though extra patrols in the area would continue. The stolen vehicle was recovered and taken back to its owner.
On Thursday, the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a suspicious person call on North Cedar Cove Road. When approached, the person, identified as the subject of Wednesday’s manhunt, attempted to commit suicide and did not survive.