Update: Suspect in Wednesday Night Car Chase Faces Drug Charges in Case
The suspect in a car chase that drew a large police presence to a 15th Street gas station Wednesday night is facing drug charges in the case.
As previously reported, the chase started around 9:45 p.m. after Tuscaloosa Police attempted to stop the suspect for reckless driving before the driver bailed out at the Chevron gas station on 15th Street.
The suspect in the case, who was identified as 25-year-old Anthony Dewayne Ware, Jr., was tased in the incident, along with a TPD officer who sustained minor injuries following a foot pursuit.
TPD spokesperson Stephanie Taylor told the Thread Wednesday night the suspect was expected to face additional charges, including attempting to elude.
Along with the charge of attempting to elude, Ware was also charged with first-degree possession of marijuana, a Class C felony, and failure to affix a tax stamp.
Ware was booked into the Tuscaloosa County Jail where he remains as of Thursday morning on an $18,000 bond.