Arrested man claims he’s ‘fallen angel’
A Florida teen, who claimed to “work for Jesus” and that he was “dropped down from Heaven,” was jailed Wednesday after allegedly crashing his truck, leaving the scene of an accident and driving while under the influence of a controlled substance.
Alabama State Trooper public information officer Trooper Greg Eubanks said the teen was identified as Slater Glen Allen Cole, 18, of Mary Esther, Fla.
Police were first notified at approximately 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, when the local 911 Center received multiple complaints of a reckless driver traveling near the west Bypass and Snowden Drive in Andalusia.
Eubanks said the troopers were called when Cole, who was driving a Dodge Durnago, wrecked on U.S. Hwy. 29 South near the Portemont Estate, damaging the iron fence and brick column.
Eubanks said Cole fled the scene but was later apprehended by a nearby property owner.
“The report we got was the property owner was holding a white male at gunpoint,” he said. “When the property owner was detaining the kid, some bystanders made him get on the ground. He stayed there until police arrived.
“From what we understand, people at the scene reported Cole was told (law enforcement), ‘I work for Jesus. I was dropped down from Heaven. I’m an angel,” Eubanks said. “The trooper took Cole back to the crash site, where he was arrested and charged.”
Eubanks said Cole was taken to Andalusia Regional Hospital so law enforcement officers could retrieve a blood specimen to determine what the subject had in his system.
“Our trooper described (Cole) as a ‘strange character,’” he said. “We won’t know what was in (Cole’s) system until we get the results back from the lab.”
The AST was assisted by the Andalusia Police Department and the Covington County Sheriff’s Office.
He remains in the Covington County Jail on a $7,500 bond.