An hours-long manhunt for a man accused of shooting at a Mobile Police officer is finally over.

Tommy Goleman has been arrested.

The other man being sought by police, Antonio Nettles, was arrested last night in Tillman's Corner.

Friday afternoon, authorities police tracked down and then chased Goleman down Airport Boulevard.

Mobile Police say, at one point, Goleman drove the wrong way down Airport.

The chase ended in a wooded area behind the Bonefish Grill on Airport Boulevard about 1:30.

They say Goleman crashed a truck in the woods, a truck that he stole from an area of apartment complexes around Girby Road and Lloyd's Lane.

That's where police, SWAT team members, state troopers, and a Coast Guard helicopter were searching for him.

Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste said, "He broke in someone's vehicle, and he took it. He led us on a high speed pursuit going up Cottage Hill Road, cutting across Hillcrest, coming up Airport, and, again, he finally crashed out behind Bonefish Grill here."

Mobile Public Safety Director James Barber said, "He was forced out of the wood line by SWAT teams, canine units, as well as the helicopter that you saw flying those patterns over the wood line. During that search for the suspect, he tried to leave that area, which is when he obtained the truck, stole the truck, and tried to run. In the high speed pursuit, that helicopter then left the wooded area and began tracking him as he ran through the city."


"We were notified that the subject we were looking for from last night was in the area," said Chief Lawrence Battiste. "We were told he was in the area so we deployed units and set a perimeter."

Goleman, 32, was one of two suspects sought by authorities following a shootout in Tillman's Corner. 

The second suspect, Antonio Nettles, was captured by authorities Thursday night. 

"Goleman was one of the subjects we were looking for last night who fired shots at our patrol sergeant," Battiste said. "Our goal is to take him into custody. We're asking people who are viewing this to shelter in place." 

Goleman is considered to be armed and very dangerous. 

Police were involved in a pursuit that ended in the area of Nevius Road and Oak Ridge Road in Tillman's Corner. That's where the driver and a passenger jumped out of the vehicle and one of them fired at the police officer. The officer returned fire but both suspects got away.

Battiste said a heavy police presence will remain in the area.

"He was seen walking in the area. We're knocking on doors to alert people that we are in the area," he said. "We're also letting them know that there will be a heavy police presence here until we take him into custody or we feel like he's escaped our perimeter. "

Sergeant LaDerrick DuBose confirmed that Goleman has active arrest warrants out of Baldwin County S.O. for probation violation, escape 1st. He is also wanted out of Bayou La Batre for theft of property 3rd and has an inmate advisor for burglary 3rd. 

Police are asking the public in the area of Knollwood Drive, Girby Road, Lloyds Lane, Hill Crest Road, Nevis Road and other surrounding area to be on the look out for Goleman. If Goleman is spotted call immediately (251)208-7211.

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