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Somerville man arrested after crossing pasture fence during police chase


MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A man was arrested after crossing a pasture fence during a police chase on Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, deputies attempted to stop a car on Rice Road in Hartselle, but the driver drove off. After a short chase, the driver left the road and hit a pasture fence on Nanceford Road.

Deputies say Burt Anthony Williams, 47, of Somerville, was arrested at the scene.

Jail records show Williams was incarcerated in the Morgan County Jail at 1:32 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17. He is charged with attempting to evade police, possession of drug paraphernalia, purchasing and receiving stolen property and three probation violations.

His bail is set at $5,600.

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