UPDATE: DeKalb County, Alabama, investigators capture burglary suspect who fled police

UPDATE: DeKalb County, Alabama, investigators capture burglary suspect who fled police

June 6th, 2019 by Staff Report in Breaking News

Updated at 1:11 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2019, with information about Wooten's capture.

Terry Don Wooten

Terry Don Wooten

Photo by DeKalb County Sheriff's Office

UPDATE: Terry Don Wooten has been captured by DeKalb County investigators, according to a news release.

Melissa Fossett, who was found to be with Wooten, has also been arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

Melissa Fossett

Melissa Fossett

Photo by DeKalb County Sheriff's Office

Wooten is suspected of stealing a motorcycle from the Powell area several weeks ago, which was later recovered by DeKalb and Jackson County investigators in Woodville. He was arrested on theft charges several weeks ago, but was released on bond, the release states.

 

Wooten was also found to have narcotics in his possession during his arrest, so he now faces additional charges of possession of controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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ORIGINAL STORY: Alabama authorities are seeking a man suspected of theft and burglary who fled twice from DeKalb County deputies in as many days.

Terry Don Wooten, 39, of Powell, is being sought on multiple warrants for theft and burglary and is believed to still be in the local area, DeKalb County Sheriff's Office spokesman Tyler Pruett states in a news release.

Wooten is described as 6 feet, 4 inches tall with brown hair, hazel eyes, weighing around 200 pounds, officials said. He is wanted in connection with multiple thefts in the area.

Terry Don Wooten

Terry Don Wooten

Photo by DeKalb County Sheriff's Office

On Wednesday, Wooten fled from deputies for the second time in two days, this time in a gold Chevrolet Impala with a Jackson County tag on DeKalb County Road 48 near Powell, Pruett said. He is suspected in the theft of a motorcycle and some area burglaries, he said. His first alleged flight from police was not described.

Terry Don Wooten

Terry Don Wooten

Photo by DeKalb County Sheriff's Office

"If the public has any information on where Mr. Wooten is hiding or spots him, please give us a call. He led our deputies and investigators on a dangerous chase earlier today. Someone could have been seriously hurt or killed," Sheriff Nick Welden said in the release issued Wednesday. "Wooten has deprived many citizens of both DeKalb and Jackson Counties of their property, and we wish to bring him to justice for it."

Anyone who sees Wooten or knows of his whereabouts is urged to call the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office at 256-845-3801.