Police chase leads to multiple charges for wanted Decatur man

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Darius Lamont Moody

A Decatur man wanted on multiple warrants, including fugitive from justice, faces additional charges after a chase with Decatur police.

According to Decatur police, Darius Lamont Moody had multiple warrants through the Decatur Police Department, a fugitive from justice warrant through the Alabama Department of Corrections, and over $85,000.00 in child support warrants. An investigator who knew about the warrants spotted him in the parking lot of the Magnolia Hotel in Decatur.

When investigators tried to make contact, Moody drove off and led officers on a pursuit which ended when Moody collided with a white Chevrolet Silverado on West Moulton Street SW, near 12th Avenue SW. Moody then fled on foot to a nearby gas station, where investigators found him hiding in the station’s cooler.

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Moody was taken into custody and charged with felony attempting to flee or elude law enforcement, resisting arrest, tampering with physical evidence, possession of marijuana in the second degree, driving without a license, no proof of insurance, and leaving the scene of an accident.

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Police say a passenger in the Silverado was taken to a local hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Decatur police remind the public that the above defendant is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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