Autauga Co. Manhunt: 3 "Armed and Dangerous" Men


By Jessica Gertler

Autauga County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help finding three burglary suspects in Billingsley. Authorities say the trio is considered armed and dangerous.

CBS 8 News patrolled the streets with deputies as they searched for the suspect.

 "I'm just out here patrolling the area for any suspicious activity or any reports citizens may call in regarding the three black males we are looking for," says  Sgt. Tom Allen with Autauga County Sheriff's Office.

Allen has been on the lookout since 5:30 Thursday morning covering Highway 82, County Road 98 and everything in between.

He's searching for three burglary suspects he considers armed and dangerous. 

"They may be sticking their head out or hiding behind a tree, and you're able to get a glimpse of them," Allen says.

The manhunt started Wednesday evening at the Texaco on Highway 82. 

"The owner of the store got a call of a truck being broke down up here. They say they believed that truck could have been involved in a burglary in close proximity, so he came up here and confronted the people working on the truck," says Chief Deputy Joe Sedinger.

The store owner is also an Autauga County Deputy. 

"One of them shoved him and pushed him down. The three ran into these woods right here. The last time we saw them was by that tree out there."

Authorities confiscated the truck and the guns, but say the trio may have run off with a weapon. 

"It scares me when I go home, and I'm keeping my doors locked and my vehicle. It's really scary," says witness and area resident Susan Cooper.

Will Dismukes' grandmother lives in the area. 

"It makes me feel nervous for her safety. My grandfather died several years ago, so she's by herself it's nerve wrecking," Dismukes says.

But Allen isn't giving up the hunt. 

"That's why we're showing our presence out here. Trying to apprehend these three individuals," he says.

Authorities say the suspects are connected to at least one burglary.

If you have any information or know of the whereabouts of these three men, call the Autauga County Sheriff's Office at (334) 361-2500.


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