High-Speed Chase Along Alabama/Florida Line

By: Erica Proffer Email
By: Erica Proffer Email

A high-speed chase ends in a wreck and 2 arrests in Houston county early Friday morning.

The ordeal almost ended at Fuller Supply Company at the intersection of Campbellton Highway and Blackman road in Dothan.

A routine traffic stop turned out to be anything but after the two suspects wrecked their vehicle and then took off on foot.

It all began around 1 am this morning when authorities in Jackson county, Florida made the traffic stop on Highway 231 North.

Authorities say the driver, Perry Collins of Kinsey, had a warrant out for his arrest in Holmes county, Florida.

He was also out on bond and awaiting trial after allegedly robbing the Subway restaurant on Westgate Parkway in Dothan a couple months back .

During the traffic stop, authorities believe Collins knew he would be arrested once the deputy ran his driver's license.

Investigators say that's when two female passengers got out of the vehicle and Collins and the passenger hit the gas and took off.

Collins and his passenger eventually crashed at Fuller Supply Company, got out, and ran.

The passenger was apprehended shortly thereafter and Collins was finally caught around 3:30 this morning, about two and a half hours after initial contact was made.

"We're going to ask that the D.A.'s office to revoke Perry Collins' bond that he was currently out on, on the armed robbery charge and so we can keep him in jail. I think he's one of those individuals who needs to be in jail. They are not going to abide by the law even if they're out on bond," said Houston County Sheriff Andy Hughes.

Perry Collins is charged with eluding law enforcement.

The passenger's name has not been released and despite him running from the cops, he is charged with public intoxication.

Neither suspect was injured in the accident.

The two females who got out of the vehicle before the chase began are not facing charges.


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