Samson police chase suspect faces attempted murder charges

GENEVA, Ala. (WTVY) -- After leading Samson police on a chase that left several officers injured, Christopher Melton is now facing a number of charges for his actions.

“Yesterday agents with the SBI obtained warrants on Christopher Melton. Two counts of attempted murder and one count of assault 2nd degree," said Geneva County district attorney Kirk Adams.

Crimes that, according to Adams, could carry a pretty lengthy sentence.

“Attempted murder is a class A felony in the state of Alabama. It’s 10 years to life, under the current guidelines that we have.”

However, Geneva County will have to wait their turn to prosecute Melton.

“Mr. Melton is currently in the Covington County jail," Adams explained, "He’s being held on no bond on charges stemming from this incident involving stolen vehicles. He is also there’s a hold on him from the state of New York for a parole violation.”

Meanwhile, all three officers that were injured are moving on with their lives.

“Thought a couple of them had broken collarbones, but we did a review on them Monday, new X-rays and all that, and they were all good and they’re all back on the job," said Samson police chief Jimmy Hill.

The Samson Police Department is currently looking at approximately $25,000 worth of damage to their vehicles involved in the chase.

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