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UPDATE (6:00 p.m.) —Overstreet refused to come up from his cell to see the judge for his bond hearing, according to the officer in Metro Jail.

He never appeared in court.

Judge Hardesty decided to reset the bond hearing for January 26. For now, he remains behind bars with no bond

UPDATE (5:07 p.m.) — Mobile Police issued a press release on the arrest of Todd Overstreet.

MOBILE, Ala. – The Mobile Police Department has tracked down and arrested its most wanted fugitive connected to a sexual assault and burglary that happened on Christmas Day. For two weeks, 50-year-old Todd Overstreet has been on the run.  

Today, January 12, 2021, Overstreet was spotted by a police officer and captured while he was walking in the area of Cody Road North near 5th Street. 

The incident that occurred on Christmas Day took place in the Country Club Village area of Mobile at approximately 7:30 that night. Overstreet broke into the victim’s home while she was away and upon her return, he approached her armed with a gun and sexually assaulted her. Through items recovered at the scene, Overstreet was positively identified as the suspect.    

Investigators connected Overstreet to several burglaries, and he will face a string of charges. Here are the locations, the date when the crime happened and the charges.  

Todd Overstreet

2300 block of Huffman Drive East       

12/15/2020 

1. Burglary 2nd Degree 

4600 block of Rosewood Drive 

12/22/2020 

2.       Burglary 3rd Degree 

3.       Theft of Property 1st Degree 

4.       Unlawful Breaking and Entering of a Vehicle 

5.       Certain Persons Forbidden to Possess a Firearm 

5200 block of Border Drive  

12/25/2020 

6.       Burglary 1st. Degree 

7.       Sodomy 1st Degree 

8.       Sodomy 1st Degree 

9.       Sexual Abuse 1st Degree 

10.   Assault 2nd Degree 

11.   Certain Persons Forbidden to Possess a Firearm 

5400 block of Norden Drive South

12/26/2020 

12.   Receiving Stolen Property 2nd Degree 

2300 block of Huffman Drive West

1/11/2020 

13.  Burglary 2nd Degree 

Overstreet also has an active domestic violence third degree warrant. He has additional charges pending in Mississippi. 

UPDATE (10:35 a.m.): — Mobile Public Safety Director James Barber confirms rape suspect Todd Overstreet is in custody at 5th Street and Cody Road.

UPDATE (8:55 a.m.) — Mobile Police are chasing wanted rape suspect Todd Overstreet in the area of Mobile Christian School. Mobile Public Safety Director James Barber says those in the area need to shelter in place.

Overstreet was seen still wearing the clothes police reported Monday night. He was also seen wearing a blonde wig and carrying a flower blanket.

Overstreet is considered armed and dangerous.

UPDATE (5:25 p.m.) — Todd Overstreet has been spotted near Huffman Estates off Cottage Hill Road west of Knollwood. Police say people who live in the area should shelter in place since the suspect is known to break into homes.

Roy Hodge, assistant chief of operations for Mobile police, gave an update Monday night.

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A manhunt is underway for “Mobile’s Most Wanted” after he was spotted in a west Mobile neighborhood.

Police say Todd Overstreet, 50, broke into a random woman’s house on Christmas Day, waited for her to come home, and raped her.

It happened in the Country Club Village area.

Overstreet has been on the run ever since and was spotted in the Huffman Estates neighborhood on Sunday afternoon.

People who live on Huffman Drive tell WKRG News 5 they were aware of Overstreet because he has a family member who lives in the neighborhood.

Police didn’t think he was there until a family member found him hiding in his home, according to neighbors.

That’s when Overstreet allegedly made a run for it around 4:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon and fled the neighborhood.

“We were having a birthday party. Our grandchildren were over at the house for cake and ice cream when we got word that he was in the neighborhood so we called our grandchildren inside. They were playing outside and just a few minutes after that, my daughter saw him run down our driveway,” a neighbor told WKRG News 5.

Dozens of police officers responded the neighborhood.

Overstreet still hasn’t been found and neighbors tell WKRG News 5 he fled the area on foot.

Police are concerned he could still be in the area and continued to canvass the neighborhood on Monday morning.

Overstreet is considered to be “Mobile’s Most Wanted Fugitive” and police say he could be armed and dangerous.

Police say Overstreet stole a truck in Daphne on New Year’s Eve. The truck is a black, 2017 F-150 4×4 with an Indiana tag number CBP268. So far, detectives have determined that Overstreet has ties to Tennessee, Florida, and Mississippi.

If you see Overstreet, call police at 251-208-7211.

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