At approximately 8 pm last night, a Deputy observed a vehicle traveling down Highway 35 at a high rate of speed and weaving in and out of traffic. When the deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, it continued on at a high rate of speed.
Additional deputies and Fort Payne Officers were awaiting for the vehicle at the Fort Payne City Limits. When the vehicle passed Walmart, the suspects pulled into the Alabama Crossings parking lot. They then fled on foot into the wooded area behind the Landers McLarty Ford Dealership.
All three suspects were quickly apprehended by deputies and officers. After inventorying the vehicle, deputies found illegal prescription pills. After the chase had concluded, Deputies were notified that the Rainsville Police Department had received a report that the suspects in question were caught by the owner attempting to break in to Monarch Carpet on Highway 75.
The driver, Antonio Headspeth (31 of Atlanta, Georgia), was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Reckless Endangerment (x2), Attempt to Elude (x2), and multiple traffic citations.
The passengers, Derrick Headspeth (31 of Shefield, Alabama), and Deangelo Wright (22 of Atlanta, Georgia) were charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Attempt to Elude.
Further charges are pending as the Rainsville Police Department is investigating the attempted burglary.