Carjacker Caught After Police Chase Through Prichard

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News 5 has learned the man wanted for a carjacking on Sunday in Mobile has been caught after a police chase through Prichard.

Tony Lavell Witherspoon, 45-years-old, was the man behind the wheel of the car that wound up at the crash scene at Crash Highway and MLK Drive in Prichard on Tuesday afternoon. News 5 was first told the crash was the result of a police chase, though at the time it was unclear why the chase occurred.

We were later told the driver of the chased vehicle was Witherspoon, who has been wanted for a carjacking in Mobile.

Witherspoon is accused of taking a woman’s car keys by force and driving off in her vehicle on Conti Street on Sunday.

Anyone with additional information on Witherspoon is asked to call Mobile Police at (251) 208-7211, CrimeStoppers at (251) 208-7000 or text Mobile Police Intel at CRIMES (274637) and include the keyword “CRIME411.”

Witherspoon is also wanted for robbery in Baldwin County.

News 5 is at the scene of a accident in Prichard at MLK Drive and Craft Hwy, where we’re told a police chase came to an end. We hope to have more details from police tonight on News 5.Posted by WKRG on Tuesday, June 9, 2015

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