SOMERVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A suspect is in custody after the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) said they fired shots at police during a vehicle chase that matched a stolen car description.

Eric Scott Thomas has been charged with attempted murder and robbery in connection with a car robbery Monday morning, according to MCSO.

MSCO said they responded to a call that a female was walking down Perkins Wood Road saying that her vehicle had been stolen.

Officers found a vehicle matching the description and the driver proceeded to run from them. During the chase, Thomas fired shots at officers from the vehicle using a semi-automatic rifle, according to MCSO.

Deputies said at this point the car stopped at a residence near Wilson Mountain Road and Thomas began to run on foot.

Thomas was located a short time later hiding under a home. He was apprehended by K9 Deputy Gator.

He was transported to Decatur Morgan Hospital before being booked into the Morgan County Jail.

According to jail records, Thomas has been charged with first-degree robbery, aggravated assault (attempted murder), possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, attempting to elude a police officer, resisting arrest, reckless driving and failing to stop at a stop sign.