BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) - The Baldwin County Sheriff's Office and the Mobile Police Department are currently searching for 22-year-old Derek Wood . Wood has been out on bond since his earlier arrest on second degree sodomy charges.
Authorities said Wood was due to report in to deputies this morning in Bay Minette and failed to appear. They said Wood's Court ordered ankle monitor and GPS tracking device showed Wood to be located at his home on Dozier Lane in the Tillmans Corner area.
Officials said deputies traveled to Wood's address and found him in a car with a female driver. They said as deputies attempted stop the car, a short pursuit resulted in the suspects' car wrecking and Wood fleeing on foot.
Deputies later located Wood's assigned ankle monitor cut off in the weeds.
The Baldwin County District Court has ordered Wood's bond immediately revoked.
He's the brother of Brittney Wood, who has been missing since may and has been the subject of numerous fruitless searches. She was last seen May 30 when family members say she was going to visit her uncle in the Styx River Area.
At least six people connected to Brittney Wood have been arrested in connection to an ongoing sex abuse investigation. However, authorities have said these sex crimes are not connected to the disappearance of Wood.
If anyone has information on where Wood is hiding, they are asked to contact the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office or the Mobile Police Department.
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