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Police foot chase ends in arrest

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc.

A foot-chase to apprehend a suspect with an active warrant from the Madison County Sheriff's Office ended in an arrest near Martin Luther King (MLK) Dr. and ER Scott Dr., on Wednesday, Jan. 31.

Joseph Reddick

According to a report by the Madison Police Department (MPD), at approximately 4:34 p.m., Sgt. Mashburn was patrolling the southwest area of the City of Madison and observed who he knew to be Joseph Reddick, 28, of Madison, walking northbound on MLK Dr., near ER Scott Dr. Having prior knowledge that Reddick had a warrant out for his arrest, Mashburn turned around near the Women's Health Department in an attempt to make contact with Reddick. Mashburn parked his patrol car on MLK Dr. when he could no longer see Reddick. Mashburn vacated his patrol car and preceded to search for him on foot.

As Mashburn walked behind the Women's Health Department, he observed Reddick crouched down on the ground, behind bushes. Reddick then jumped up and began to flee on foot, going northbound on Third Ave., towards Bunker St. Mashburn yelled at Reddick to stop, but Mashburn's command was ignored. Mashburn immediately called for back up, and several units arrived in search of Reddick.

During the search, Madison County Communications verified that Reddick had an active warrant in Madison County for his arrest for violation of probation (VOP).

Reddick was apprehended shortly afterwards near Cooks and Cooper Funeral home, where he was placed under arrest and transported to the Madison County Jail. Reddick was charged with VOP and resisting without violence.

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