GENEVA, Ala (WDHN)— After an all-night search, a Geneva County man was apprehended by authorities after eluding arrest.
Jeremy J. Sanders, 28, of Geneva, was stopped by an Alabama State Trooper on Highway 52 East for an expired tag. Once asked for his identification, Sanders claimed he was a minor and had no identification with him. The Trooper searched the vehicle and discovered an ID card with Sanders’s full name. It was confirmed by dispatch that Sanders had a felony warrant out for his arrest for violation of probation. Once the trooper attempted to arrest Sanders, he fled on foot into the local woods.
A search ensued on August 10th by the trooper, Geneva County Sheriff’s Office, Investigators, K9-Units, and Geneva County Air One. The search continued through the night and was carried on the next day.
Two concerned citizens informed the Geneva County Sheriff’s Office of a man walking down Highway 52, not far from the McInnis Veterinary Clinic.
Deputy Joseph Kather spotted a man that fit the description in the area. After attempting to make contact with the individual, the suspect fled. After a brief foot chase, Deputy Kather apprehended the suspect which turned out to be Sanders.
Sanders was charged by the Geneva County Sheriff’s office with failure to register as a sex offender and attempting to elude. Sanders is still currently incarcerated and according to Sheriff Tony Helms, will not be offered bond.