Man leads police on high-speed chase

Published 4:25 pm Wednesday, February 26, 2020

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A high-speed chase that started around midnight Wednesday led officers from 17th Avenue SW in Lanett to Lee Road 390, resulting in two arrests.

Eddie Lee Webb, the driver, was charged with reckless endangerment, attempting to elude, and resisting arrest, according to a press release from the Lanett Police Department. The female passenger, Jamilah LaShae Burley was charged with attempting to elude.

The chase started when officers attempted to stop a yellow sedan traveling at a high rate of speed in the Shawmut community, according to the press release.

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When the car approached the railroad tracks at 17th Avenue SW, the driver did not slow down and went airborne over the tracks. The chase moved into Huguley, where the driver evaded officers attempted to use spike strips, and narrowly missed striking the officers.

The vehicle then turned down Phillips Road toward Valley, and the Valley Police Department joined the pursuit.

The driver led officers to Lee Road 390, where he lost control of the vehicle and crashed. At that point, both Webb and Burley jumped out of the car and ran, according to the press release.

The female passenger was caught quickly, and Webb was caught after a foot chase into the woods.