Man Arrested After Scuffle With State Trooper And ChaseApr 21st, 2011 | By Jacob | Category: Crime, Front Page
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A 21-year-old Perry man was arrested in Madison following an altercation in Perry with FHP Trooper Billy Ernst Wednesday afternoon, April 20.
According to Madison Police Department Inv. Jimbo Roebuck, the department received a Be On the Lookout (BOLO) from FHP to watch out for a silver Chevrolet Impala.
According to an FHP press release, Ernst had stopped the defendant for a seatbelt violation. The driver had no identification. Ernst found out that Bryant B. Pritchett, 21, had an active warrant for his arrest on charges of fleeing and eluding and driving without a license.
Ernst attempted to arrest Pritchett for the warrant and Pritchett physically resisted arrest and committed battery on Ernst.
Ernst was able to get one hand cuffed on his arm before Pritchett fled in his vehicle.
Ernst was unable to locate the driver or vehicle, so the BOLO was issued to surrounding agencies.
In Madison, MPD Cpl. Reggie Alexander spotted Pritchett’s car and got behind it. He waited for other units to arrive and then activate his emergency lights.
A chase ensued with the suspect, Bryant Pritchett, fleeing down several city streets before pulling in behind Lake Park of Madison Nursing Home. He got out of the Impala and fled on foot. He was apprehended at the front door of the nursing home.
` Trooper Ernst was assisted by the Perry Police Department, Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, United States Marshals Service, Madison County Sheriff’s Office and Madison Police Department.