Chase ends with taser incident

Published 3:25 pm Sunday, July 1, 2012

The high-speed pursuit of a Baldwin County man Thursday afternoon ended in Atmore at Escofab, Inc. where deputies were forced to use a taser gun on the suspect.


Major Anthony Lowery with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Department said Chris Edward Lambeth, 34, of Scarlette Drive in Bay Minette, was clocked by a deputie’s radar traveling over the posted speed limit in Perdido. Lowery said, when the deputy attempted to stop Lambeth, he began to accelerate, fleeing the scene with his three juvenile children inside the vehicle.

Lowery said deputies followed Lambeth into Escambia County, via James Road. He said the suspect then cut through a field to U.S. 31 and led deputies to Escofab in Atmore where the children’s mother worked.

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“At that point the children exited the vehicle and (Lambeth) was actively resisting arrest,” Lowery said. “So we did have to use a taser to subdue him.”

Lambeth was charged wit possession of a chemical compound, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest and attempting to elude, along with three counts of reckless endangerment of a child.

On Friday, Lambeth remained in the Baldwin County Corrections Center on $10,500 bond.