- Associated Press - Friday, September 15, 2017

JEMISON, Ala. (AP) - A suspect sought in connection with a fatal house fire in Alabama has been taken into custody after a manhunt involving multiple law enforcement agencies.

WBMA-TV reports that Chilton County Sheriff John Shearon says Dustin Wade Martin was found sleeping on a barn off County Road 2 on Thursday night. Shearon says Martin is the suspect in a homicide investigation in connection with a Wednesday morning house fire that killed one unidentified person.

The case is currently under investigation by the sheriff’s office and the Alabama State Fire Marshal’s Office.

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Shearon says Martin’s vehicle was spotted Thursday night and a police chase ensued. Martin wrecked the car on a bridge and then fled on foot.

He was later taken into custody without incident.

It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.


Information from: WBMA-TV, https://www.abc3340.com

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