Juvenile Alabama home invasion videos for social media, crashes in car chase, sheriff says

A minor faces multiple charges after Limestone County authorities said he staged a home invasion, threatened occupants, stole items and documented the theft on social media, before directing officers to a vehicle chase before capture.

Limestone County Sheriff Joshua McLaughlin said the incident happened around 1 p.m. on Sunday in the 23000 block of Glover Road.

A victim told dispatchers that her ex-boyfriend broke into her home, armed with an AK-47 and a pistol. The man threatened the lives of two people in the house and the occupants fought back.

A male victim was hit in the head with the AK-47, causing a laceration, but he “stayed in the fight,” McLaughlin said.

The man managed to knock the AK-47 out of the hands of the offender, who then pulled a pistol from his belt.

McLaughlin said the victim was able to escape and the woman called 911, as the gunman chased the victim.

He then took items from the house and the victims, and entered a victim’s vehicle and stole items, smashing the car windows with the AK-47.

Deputy Jake Abernathy spotted a man leaving the scene, and a 13-minute chase ensued, with Deputy Justin Fields participating.

McLaughlin said the suspect had a flat tire and crashed into a cornfield near East Limestone Road and Hall Cemetery Road. He then tried to escape on foot and was immediately captured.

According to the sheriff’s office, a search of the vehicle uncovered the AK-47 pistol with a 100-round magazine drum, a Glock 21 pistol with a 30-round magazine, 3.75 ounces of marijuana, scales and some stolen items. .

Investigators say the man made a video of himself with the AK-47 pistol while stealing the items and posted it on social media.

The juvenile, who is being held without bail in the Limestone County Detention Center, faces charges of first degree burglary, two counts of first degree theft, first degree criminal mischief, burglary of vehicle, three counts of illegal possession of a stolen credit / debit card, threatening domestic violence, possession of first-degree marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a concealed weapon without a license, attempted escape and several traffic offenses.

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