Man accused of trying to run over Lowndes County deputy

PICKENS COUNTY, Ala. (WCBI) – A Pickens County man was accused of trying to run over a Lowndes County deputy during a high-speed chase.

James Michael Prestridge, 44, has been charged with attempted murder in Pickens County. Once he’s brought to Mississippi, Prestridge will be charged with felony fleeing.

A Lowndes County deputy stopped Prestridge on Mt. Vernon Road about 9:30 Wednesday night but he drove away.

Prestridge stopped a second time near Highway 182 and fled after an altercation with deputies.

Deputies originally tried to pull him over for possibly driving under the influence.

Investigators said the pursuit went into Pickens County, where speeds reached over 90 miles per hour.

Prestridge was accused of attempting to run over a deputy on County Road 30, just across the state line.

The deputy fired shots but Prestridge continued to run for a short time.

No word on when he will be brought to Mississippi to face charges.

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