Charges filed against Alabama man in chase, standoff

Charges filed against Alabama man in chase, standoff

January 27th, 2014 by Associated Press in Local Regional News

DECATUR, Ala. - Charges have been filed against a man accused of leading police on a high speed chase early Saturday morning and shooting at officers who trailed him.

James Huber, 40, has been charged with two counts each of attempted murder, reckless endangerment and attempting to elude police, investigators have said. He's being held in the Madison County jail on $144,000 bond.

The chase began after a traffic top early Saturday morning and Huber shot at police who trailed him, authorities have said.

"During the chase, Huber's gunfire struck two Madison Police Department cars," Decatur police Lt. John Crouch told the Decatur Daily. No injuries were reported.

Huber eventually took refuge on a catwalk of the Hudson Memorial Bridge and surrendered after about six hours, officials have said.