UPDATE: Dangerous man caught by police in Colbert County.

Colbert County emergency management officials said the lockdown stems from a police chase in the Muscle Shoals and Leighton area.

Posted: Sep 5, 2018 9:38 AM
Updated: Sep 5, 2018 4:38 PM

According to the Colbert County Emergency Management Agency, the man wanted for clipping the old Brick Hatton Elementary School building while in a chase with police in the Muscle Shoals and Leighton area is now in custody.

Brock Gooch was arrested at a residence near Leighton Elementary School. 

Officials said, Gooch jumped out of his car and ran from the scene on foot. He never once stepped foot in any school.

The superintendent said students are safe.

WAAY 31 has a reporter on the scene, and we will update this story as soon as more information becomes available.

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