Chase Ends with Community Corrections Individual Back Behind Bars

A Marshall County Community Corrections inmate who had escaped from custody led authorities on a pursuit that ended with a crash – before he was apprehended earlier in the week.

Boaz Police Chief Michael Abercrombie confirmed with that 25-year-old Cody Bryant Helton of a Flat Rock address was spotted driving recklessly in their jurisdiction just after 8:00am Monday.  When an officer tried to pull Helton over on Highway 205 – he refused to stop and a chase began with speeds reaching more than 100mph.  Because of the speeds and the fact officers had lost sight of Helton, the chase was suspended.

However, shortly after, deputies saw him driving around College Avenue.  When they tried pulling Helton over, he again refused to stop and another chase began, that led authorities through Whitesville and Needmore Roads, prior to returning to Alabama 168.  Once back in Boaz, Abercrombie turned onto Snellgrove Avenue – where he lost control and crashed his vehicle into a culvert. Helton was initially carried to Marshall Medical Center South before being flown to Huntsville Hospital with a broken leg.

The 25-year-old is said to have left that Community Corrections facility, to work at an area business, but didn’t clock in for his shift.  When he failed to show up, an escape warrant was issued.

Jail records show Helton was arrested on July 5, 2022, when he was charged with first-degree theft of property, first-degree receiving stolen property, two counts of illegal possession of stolen property, and two grand jury arrest warrants for theft.

On November 29, Helton was released into the Community Corrections Work Release Program.

Helton was wanted on a felony probation violation warrant out of the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office.



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