Troy police arrest 3 after high-speed pursuit with shots fired

Published 9:40 pm Monday, January 29, 2018

Three suspects have been charged with receiving stolen property after leading Troy police on a high-speed chase Monday that included shots fired from a reportedly stolen vehicle.

Casey Shane King, 20, of Talladega; Joshua Scott Horn, 21, of Lincoln; and Danielle Leigh Bearden, 23, of Lincoln, were charged with first-degree receiving stolen property when police finally stopped the vehicle in Montgomery County.

Troy Police Chief Randall Barr said the department got a tip that a tan 2015 Nissan Altima reported stolen from Atlanta might be in the Troy area. Police sighted the vehicle on North Three Notch Street at approximately 9 a.m. and attempted to stop the vehicle on Trojan Way, Barr said.

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“The vehicle, driven by Horn, refused to stop and led officers onto U.S. (Highway) 231 Northbound into Montgomery County,” Barr said. “At times during the pursuit, speeds were in excess of 100 miles per hour and the suspect changed direction, going back southbound on U.S. 231 for a short distance and then turned around again travelling northbound. The suspect vehicle also travelled on the wrong side of the road going southbound in the northbound lanes.”

The situation then became even more dangerous according to Barr, as shots rang out from the suspect vehicle. No one was injured as a result of the gunfire.

Barr said the vehicle then turned down Canty Road before leaving the roadway and getting stuck in a field.

“The suspects attempted to flee on foot but were caught by law enforcement and the Nissan Altima was recovered,” Barr said.

The Troy Police Department was assisted by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Department of Public Safety and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

The State Bureau of investigation is handling the investigation into the shots fired from the suspect’s vehicle at law enforcement.

This investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be filed, Barr said.

All three suspects have been booked into the Troy City Jail where they are being held on $7,500 bond.