Boaz police said a man wanted for recent thefts ran from officers Tuesday and may have been armed at the time.
Hunter Moore ran into a wooded area Tuesday when Boaz and Albertville police went to serve him with a warrant for theft. Police had been searching for Moore since Friday, when they said they wanted to question him about recent thefts in the Boaz area.
Boaz Police Chief Josh Gaskin said they received an anonymous tip that Moore was in Albertville, and an officer drove by and confirmed he was there. When police went back to arrest him, they said he had run into a wooded area.
Moore's girlfriend, who was still in his car when police arrived, told them Moore had a gun with him when he ran off, Gaskin said. He was last seen in the Lazy Creek subdivision in Albertville.
Moore also has warrants Albertville and Guntersville, Gaskin said. He's a person of interest in a number of thefts from vehicles, he said, including one the police department posted video of on Facebook last week.
Anyone with information about Moore's location is asked to contact their local law enforcement agency.
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