Wanted man arrested after fleeing from New Hope police

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NEW HOPE, Ala. – A man was arrested after running from police late Friday night in New Hope.

Owens Cross Roads Police said a New Hope police officer saw Cody Sneed, who was wanted in Owens Cross Roads, driving down the road in New Hope.

According to New Hope Police Chief Steven Dick, Officer James Gabaree initially tried stopping Sneed along Hobbs Island Road Friday night.

At this point, Sneed began driving erratically, attempting to back into and collide with Gabaree’s vehicle.

Sneed abandoned his pickup truck shortly after and ran into a nearby field.

Huntsville Police and Owens Cross Roads Police were called to assist in the search, with Huntsville sending a K9 unit and two SWAT officers.

The K9 located Sneed, bit him, and officers arrested him.

Sneed was taken to the Madison County Jail and booked on a charge of first-degree receiving stolen property. According to jail records, this involved a stolen vehicle.

Owens Cross Roads Police said additional charges from New Hope Police are pending.

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