High speed car chase causes Limestone County schools lockdown

Schools in Limestone County were placed on lockdown due to a high speed car chase. An Elkmont man has been arrested on felony charges.

Posted: Sep. 12, 2018 11:42 AM
Updated: Sep. 12, 2018 4:51 PM

A Limestone County Schools official told WAAY31 that four schools were placed on modified lockdown; East limestone High School, Johnson Elementary, Creekside Elementary, and Creekside Primary.

A spokesman for the Limestone County Sherriff's office said they were trying to pull Benjamin Hill over for attempting to use counterfeit money at Heritage Food Mart. The incident occurred in Limestone County, and police chased him into Madison County where he got out of the stolen van. 

The lockdown was lifted at 12:45 p.m. Hill was caught on Harvest Road in Madison County after a 3-hour manhunt. K9 officers found him hiding in a nearby yard.

Hill was taken to Limestone County Jail and will receive felony charges. Investigators determined that the counterfeit money matches the forgeries in the Charles Anderson Jr case.

Law enforcement officials say that a third suspect, 31-year-old Adam Chambers, is still at large. He has multiple warrants out for his arrest, and the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office asks anyone with information to call 256-232-0111.

Sheriff Mike Blakely said he is proud of the cooperation between the Madison County Sheriff’s deputies, Limestone Correctional Facility officers, the Limestone County deputies and investigators.

“I’m proud of the way Sgt. Hardiman recognized and pursued the suspect and helped set up the perimeter for the K9 tracking dogs,” Blakely said.

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