CRENSHAW COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - The Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Office is urging Brantley area residents to continue keeping their doors locked as a manhunt unfolds.
One of the suspects has been captured but the search continues for a second man, also considered “armed and dangerous."
the two are accused of committing an armed bank robbery in Dozier Wednesday afternoon.
According to Crenshaw County EMA Director Elliot Jones, the suspects fled law enforcement on foot after wrecking their vehicle just north of Brantley on Highway 331. They ran into the woods behind Vinny’s gas station just north of Brantley.
Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Deputy Greg Jackson said responding units made contact with the suspects’ car in downtown Brantley and ultimately forced it off the road north of the city. The suspects fled, though one was later captured without a weapon.
Jackson said search dogs are being used in the ongoing manhunt from the Alabama Department of Corrections. An Alabama State Trooper helicopter is also assisting.
Jackson said the suspects’ car tag is registered in Montgomery, but no other details about them were clear.
Jones said anyone in the Brantley area is asked to lock their doors and watch for anyone suspicious. Residents of Old Brantley Luverne Road, South Carter Road, and Brunson Chapel Road are asked to pay close attention to anyone coming out of the woods and report the information to 911 immediately.