DOUBLE SPRINGS - A man wanted in Walker County on rape and sexual abuse charges led multiple law enforcement agencies on a high speed chase before being apprehended in the Double Springs area early Sunday morning, Aug. 18.
Daniel Rubin Tucker, 43, of 3rd Street Northwest, Carbon Hill, was apprehended on Highway 195 at the area of Southern Furniture, about 45 minutes after the chase began in Walker County around 11:50 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, according to Winston County Sheriff’s Deputy Jonathan Oliver.
Tucker faces charges in Walker County, including rape first degree and sexual abuse first degree warrants already against him, plus the additional traffic-related charges on multiple counts of reckless endangerment, resisting arrest (for the chase itself) and attempting to elude, Oliver said.
Tucker faces the same traffic-related charges in Winston County after the chase, which at times reached speeds of at least 100 miles per hour over a span of about 40 miles, law enforcement officials said.
Tucker, who was sitting in a black 2006 Honda Civic at a residence in Carbon Hill, fled in the vehicle when Walker County law enforcement came to the residence to execute the rape and sexual abuse warrants and gave him verbal commands to exit the vehicle, authorities said.
The resulting chase went from Carbon Hill to Dog Town Road to Eldridge then Byler Road to Highway 13 and eventually to Highway 195 where it ended in Double Springs, officials said.
Winston County Sheriff’s Office and Double Springs Police picked up the chase at the intersection of Highway 278 and County Road 20, Oliver said.
Winston County law enforcement involved were Oliver, Sheriff’s Reserve Deputy Heather Hardy and Double Springs Police officer Joey Joyner.
Law enforcement vehicles were able to box in the black Honda, forcing it to stop on Highway 195, Oliver said.
“Once we exited our vehicles, we had him at gunpoint,” said Oliver, adding that law enforcement had earlier been advised that
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