ALEA PRESS RELEASE: ELMORE COUNTY MANHUNT

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ELMORE COUNTY – At approximately 8:27 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13, a Trooper within the
Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division conducted a traffic stop
near the intersection of Alabama 143 and Alabama 14 in Elmore County.

The driver, identified as Joseph Wise, 32, of Prattville, assaulted the Trooper then fled on foot.

Several units from various divisions within ALEA responded to assist in the search including
ALEA’s Aviation Unit, Special Agents and SWAT Team Members within the Agency’s State
Bureau of Investigation (SBI), and additional Troopers within ALEA’s Highway Patrol Division, along with deputies from the Elmore County Sheriff’s Office and the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) K-9 Team.

At approximately 10:53 a.m., Wise was apprehended without incident and booked into the Elmore County Jail. Wise was officially charged with Resisting Arrest, Third-Degree Assault, Escape and Criminal Mischief. Citations were also issued for Window Tint and Driving with a Revoked License. No officers were injured over the course of the incident.

Nothing further is available as the investigation is ongoing

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