SUMMERDALE, Ala. (WALA) - After a month on the run, the U.S. Marshals caught up with the man accused of trying to run over two Summerdale police officers but that's not the only reason he was on the run.
Victor Stanton was not only wanted in Summerdale, he also faces charges in Houston. This is a big arrest of what authorities said is a very dangerous criminal.
"There's no place for society for people like that he has had more than one opportunity. He's been in and out of prison he's proved he can't live in society," said Summerdale Police Chief Eddie Ingram.
Ingram is referring to Stanton's past which includes 50 plus arrests ranging from DUI to robbery.
He got on Summerdale's radar after he eluded officers at a traffic stop. Police said Stanton hit Major Trent Dennis with his car and almost took out another officer while driving off.
"These guys have families they are out there doing a job for mere nothing and trying to keep our citizens safe," said Ingram.
Police fired several shots at the truck, shooting out a tire. Stanton eventually crashed and fled on foot.
After countless man hours, the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force tracked the wanted man down in Houston. Supervisory Inspector Henry Geberth says they tracked him down with the help of agencies around the area.
"Stanton was observed out front of a residence. Our investigators observed Mr. Stanton get onto a vehicle where they conducted a vehicle stop and was able to take Mr. Stanton into custody," said Geberth.
Geberth said the Marshals also found documents appearing to be forged in Stanton's possession.
On top of Stanton's charges in Summerdale, he was also wanted in Houston and he's facing federal charges for a supervised release violation as well.
Ingram is very grateful for the Marshals and said the streets are now a lot safer with Stanton behind bars.
"I hope he never sees the streets again because he does not need to be in society. He's the kind of individual who we as law enforcement dread to deal with and the kind of individual that preys on citizens and he needs to be incarcerated for the rest of his life," said Ingram.
Stanton is still in Houston and there is no word on when he will be back in Baldwin County. Since he has so many charges in different areas we will just have to wait and see which ones he will face first.
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