Robbery suspect arrested after high-speed chase

By Web Staff – email

OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) – Opelika police say a Phenix City man was desperate to gather the components he needed to make meth; he robbed two pharmacies and then took police on a high speed chase.

James Morris, 34, went to CVS Pharmacy in Auburn counter and demanded some behind the counter pseudoephedrine and fled the scene.

Next, he headed to Kroger Pharmacy at Tiger Town in Opelika where he flashed the air gun and stole camper fuel, a coffee grinder, and coffee filters.

Witnesses inside the pharmacy were able to get a license plate number and called police.

A short time later, officials located the vehicle on East Columbus Parkway near Interstate 85.

After an extensive car chase, that did damage an Opelika patrol car, state troopers were able to use spike strips to blow out Morris's tires.

He was taken into custody, the bb gun and stolen items were recovered.

Morris faces first degree robbery charges, attempting to elude, failure to stop at an accident and unlawful manufacturing of meth.

He is behind bars at the Lee County Detention Center

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