1 in custody, 1 sought after Morgan County car chase

The chase happened Tuesday morning.

Posted: Feb 18, 2020 8:31 AM
Updated: Feb 18, 2020 1:18 PM

UPDATE: Deputies are looking for Jeffrey Wayne Kent of unincorporated Hartselle. The Morgan County Sheriff's Office says he is 5'11" and weighs 170 lbs.

Kent is wanted for four misdemeanor warrants and two felony warrants stemming from drug-related charges. If you have information about his whereabouts, call 911 or 256-350-4613.

Jeffrey Wayne Kent

The woman in custody is identified as Edith Smith Griffin of Lacey's Spring.

WAAY 31 was previously told by the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office that Kent was in custody. We were then told that was incorrect, and Kent is still wanted.

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FROM EARLIER:

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office says one person is in custody and another is on the run after a chase Tuesday morning.

The department says a car chase began on Highway 231 and ended just inside Marshall County on Irby Circle. Deputies have the female driver in custody.

According to the sheriff’s office, the male passenger ran away, and deputies are searching for him.

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