Morgan County Sheriff’s Office arrests Huntsville men after pursuit


Two men arrested after a Morgan County pursuit (photo courtesy Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men after a pursuit late Saturday morning.

The Sheriff’s Office said deputies, Falkville Police, and Alabama State Troopers were involved in a search for two men near Highway 31.

According to a Facebook post, the men were being pursued by authorities on I-65 and stopped near Exit 318 (Lacon). When an Alabama State Trooper approached the car, both men bolted and jumped guardrail down to Highway 31 (Higdon Road).

As part of the search, the Sheriff’s Office sent K9 Juko to the scene, and Juko tracked the men up to the ridgeline in the woods near Highway 31.

When Juko, Sheriff’s Deputies, and Falkville officers approached the men, they surrendered.

James Bernard Burns, 35, and Christopher Demond Ivey, 27, both from Huntsville, were arrested. The Sheriff’s Office said they both had revoked licenses and warrants for their arrest.

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