Man leads troopers on 10-minute pursuit

Published 7:24 pm Friday, February 19, 2016


An Andalusia man led state troopers on a 10-minute chase on Friday before being apprehended.

ALEA trooper spokesperson Kevin Cook said that state troopers were conducting a driver’s license and equipment safety checkpoint at Oak Pine Road and Covington County Road 68 when the subject, Freddie Lee Yelverton Jr., 51, fled the scene.

“The pursuit lasted for 10 minutes and Yelverton was apprehended without incident at the intersection of Hwy 29 and Antioch Road,” Cook said.

Approximately a dozen law enforcement officials from troopers to Covington County Sheriff’s deputies to Andalusia Police officers helped in stopping Yelverton across the road from the Bass Agency around 4 p.m.

“The investigation revealed Mr. Yelverton had outstanding warrants from the Andalusia Police Department and the Covington County Sheriff’s Department,” Cook said. “Yelverton was transported to the Covington County Jail and charged with driving with a revoked driver’s license and switched tag.”

Cook said that troopers will also be charging Yelveton with reckless endangerment and attempting to elude.

He was placed in the Covington County Jail without bond.