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UPDATE: Wiregrass Standoff Suspect in Custody

By: Sarah Cantey Email
By: Sarah Cantey Email

This story was updated at 5:06 p.m. with additional information.

It is good news after a potentially deadly situation last night.

A manhunt for Cason Helms started around 7 p.m. on Sunday.

9-1-1 callers said a man was firing shots at a car parked in front of a home off of Lonnie Wilson Road in Barbour County.

When Deputies spotted the suspect’s truck a high speed chase took place. Helms allegedly fired shots at Deputies before wrecking his car and fleeing.

Investigators say he may have been under the influence of narcotics and the search was called off around midnight.

Henry County Sheriff Will Maddox said Helms was arrested without incident this afternoon at a hunting camp near the area Highways 10 and 105.

That is right near where officers were searching.

Maddox said it was a good decision to wait till daylight because investigators were able to see he had broken into a camper.

They were searching all day, but happy to say he is finally behind bars.

Dale, Henry, Barbour and Houston counties all helped out in the investigation.

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Cason Helms is now in police custody.

Helms, 28, was identified as the man responsible for firing shots at a deputy while leading authorities on a high speed chase on Sunday night.

According to the Barbour County Sheriff's Office, Helms was under the influence of narcotics when he began shooting near Lonnie Wilson Road. A resident called police and as authorities responded, they passed Helm’s car on the highway and began the police chase.

Helms was allegedly firing a handgun at police when he wrecked his truck. He then fled the scene.

Prior articles on this story can be seen at this link; http://www.wtvy.com/home/headlines/Law-Enforcement-Respond-to-Abbeville-Stand-Off-211768491.html.


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