Ft Payne Woman Facing Additional Charges Following High Speed Chase

Police Chief Randy Bynum says that a Ft Payne woman is now facing a number of additional charges in Alabama in connection with a high speed chase which left a Dade County Georgia Sheriff’s Office employee seriously injured.

Lora Wooten stands accused of stealing an air compressor from a Ft Payne residence back on August 7th and leading police on a high speed chase that stretched into Trenton, Georgia where Wooten’s vehicle hit Major Tommy Bradford as he was trying to lay out spike strips.

Bradford lost a leg as a result of his injuries.  Wooten allegedly aimed her vehicle at him.

Several law enforcement agencies became involved in that more than thirty mile chase, and Wooten was finally apprehended on the Dade County Courthouse Square. 

She faces multiple charges in Georgia, and according to Ft Payne Police Chief Randy Bynum, several additional charges in Alabama including five counts of attempted assault of a officer – burglary – attempt to elude law enforcement – reckless endangerment – tampering with physical evidence – criminal littering – and numerous traffic violations.

The arrest was made based on probable cause, all suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

(al.com/www.al.com/Times Free Press Newspaper)

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