According to Ft Payne Police Chief Randy Bynum, on Tuesday at approximately 11:50am, a Valley View Avenue resident reported that a suspicious truck had backed into a neighbor’s driveway.
The caller described the suspect as a heavy-set white female that went into the carport and picked something up; adding that the subject left after loading the item.
The vehicle was spotted by Officer Ray Morales and when he attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver accelerated and continued on Greenhill Blvd and then on to Highway 11 north to outside the Ft Payne City Limits.
Several police agencies joined in the pursuit, which eventually crossed over into the state of Georgia. That suspect, identified as 35 year old Laura Leeann Wooten, was apprehended at the Dade County Courthouse square.
Chief Bynum says more details will be released as the investigation continues.