Lt. L.G. Owens said officers knew the suspect, 33-year-old Huey Matthew Haynes, had felony warrants for his arrest, and they attempted to pull him over on Friendship Road near Dollar General.
Owens said Haynes fled the scene and officers found his truck near his father’s home on the 1500 block of County Line Road.
According to the lieutenant, officers found Haynes hiding in his father’s attic.
Owens said officers searched Haynes’ truck and discovered three handguns, a pistol-grip shotgun, 58 grams of methamphetamine and 19 medications that were not prescribed to Haynes.
Owens said Haynes’ outstanding warrant involved a charge of intimidating a witness. The lieutenant declined to elaborate on the circumstances of the charge, citing the ongoing investigation.
According to Owens, Haynes is charged with the following felonies related to Monday’s arrest: trafficking methamphetamines, being a felon in possession of a gun, possession of a controlled substance, receiving stolen property and attempting to elude police. Owens said Haynes also is charged with the following misdemeanors: resisting arrest, reckless endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Officers with the Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force arrested Huey’s father, 62-year-old Kenneth Wayne Haynes, on charges of hindering prosecution.
Task Force Commander Jason Murray said Tuesday afternoon that Kenneth Haynes was in the Talladega County Jail with bond set at $50,000.
Murray said Task Force officers heard the chase over their radios and provided assistance to Oxford police.
Huey Matthew Haynes was in the Oxford City Jail on Tuesday afternoon. Owens said Haynes has five no-cash bonds, three bonds at $6,000 and another bond at $3,000. He has a court date set for March 20, the lieutenant said.
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