A Boaz man was placed under arrest after leading law enforcement on a high speed chase that ended in Dawson Friday morning.
The pursuit began at around 9:30, after a Boaz Police Officer attempted to stop the vehicle, and instead of pulling over the driver took off at a high rate of speed – eventually entering DeKalb County on Highway 75. After going through Geraldine at speeds in excess of 100 mph, and nearly striking several cars on the roadway, the chase finally ended with the suspect crashing at the intersection of County Roads 843 and 20 in the Dawson community.
The driver, 47 year old Bobby Ray Emery, was taken into custody at the scene. It was soon learned that he had outstanding warrants in Etowah County, and several Failure to Appear warrants in DeKalb County. Following the chase, Emery was found to be in possession of Methamphetamine, Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia.
He was charged by the Boaz Police Department with Attempting to Elude Law Enforcement and Reckless Endangerment in addition to Resisting Arrest.
Emery will also be facing charges in DeKalb County stemming from the chase and narcotics recovered. Warrants were obtained for Criminal Mischief 1st Degree, Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree, Reckless Endangerment (x4), Attempt to Elude (x2), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Controlled Substance, and Possession of Marijuana 1st Degree
The Boaz Police Department, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, DeKalb County Narcotics and Interdiction, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Crossville Police Department, Henagar Police Department, and Geraldine Police Department all took part in the chase.
DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said, regarding that chase: “If this suspect would have stopped for the Boaz Police Department his life would have been much easier, but instead he chose to run and endangered innocent lives. He now has earned himself around twenty new warrants and numerous traffic citations,”