High Speed Pursuit Leads to Drug Arrest


According to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, Narcotics Unit agents from Cherokee and Dekalb Counties thwarted a possible drug deal near Little River National Preserve.  Agent Will Clark, assigned to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit by the Centre Police Department, along with Dekalb County agents observed a vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s turning into a parking lot and attempted to stop him.  The suspect fled, striking Agent Clark’s vehicle in the process, and continued onto Alabama Highway 35 at a high rate of speed with officers in pursuit.  The suspect turned onto County Road 15 and attempted to flee on foot into a wooded area but was quickly apprehended.  Damian Christopher Ingram, 21,  of Cedar Bluff is charged with fleeing and attempting to elude law enforcement officers, 2nd degree possession of marijuana, 2nd degree criminal mischief, possession of drug paraphernalia, and conspiracy to commit a controlled substance crime.  Ingram is currently being held at the Cherokee County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.