DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The man police say fled from a traffic stop, drove through a fence behind a Dothan motel, and then fled on foot has been apprehended.
Police say Courtney Jamal Byrd, 26, was arrested after a several hours-long search that included Dothan Police Patrol Officers, Canine Teams, and Investigators, the Dale County Sheriffs Office Helicopter and Houston County Deputies.
According to DPD, Byrd was located in the wood line behind a residence in the 1200 block of Honeysuckle Road. He was apprehended by a Police Canine Team and received minor injuries from his capture. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment to his injuries. Byrd was admitted into the hospital for dehydration and is currently being monitored.
Byrd had several warrants in Dothan, Houston County, and Abbeville.
Byrd has nine charges from the incident on September 2nd. His charges are Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Receiving Stolen Property 2nd Degree, Attempting to Elude, Obstructing Governmental Operations, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree, Disorderly Conduct, and two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. No bonds have been set at this time and additional charges are pending.
Byrd was also wanted for two warrants from Dothan. Those warrants are Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance with intent to Distribute and Attempting to Elude.
He had six Failure to Appear warrants with the Houston County Sheriffs Office. Two Possession/Receiving Controlled Substance, Burglary 1st Degree, Robbery 1st Degree, Attempting to Elude, and Drug Trafficking.
Abbeville has three warrants on Byrd. One count of Certain Persons forbidden to Possess a Firearm, Felon Registration Card, and Possession of a Controlled Substance.
No bonds have been set and additional charges are pending.