United States Marshalls Arrest Fugitive in Birmingham

A suspect accused with trying to assault a United States Marshal was arrested on Friday after a brief foot chase in the 1600 block of 26th Avenue North.  William Harris, who was wanted for the attempted assault of a police officer and abetting in the commission of a felony, was taken into custody along with two other individuals at the scene.  Lorenzo Carter, 21, was arrested after officers found a .357 Ruger and illegal drugs.  Trinell King was arrested on warrants out of Birmingham.  According to the release, federal officers made the arrests after viewing Harris and the other suspects flee from a home that was under surveillance.

The events started last Thursday around 8:00 a.m. when federal law men attempted to serve warrant on a man in east Birmingham who had 30 outstanding warrants.  The suspect fled in a car, which was stolen from Trussville, and collided with another driver near a golf course in Roebuck.  The suspect and the other driver were taken to a local hospital.  A second suspect was taken into custody sometime early Thursday morning.

Police tried to arrest Harris around 1:00 p.m. on Thursday when he and accomplice, Dewayne Deon Thomas, tried to hit a deputy marshal with a stolen 2011 blue Hyundai Sonata. Police fired one shot in an attempt to stop the vehicle.

Thomas, 20, is wanted for numerous vehicle burglaries in Jefferson and Shelby County in which weapons and other items of value were taken.  He remains at large and anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (205)-254-7777.