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Barefoot man escapes from police after high speed chase

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wanted: Travis Hill, 34 (source: Muscogee County Jail) wanted: Travis Hill, 34 (source: Muscogee County Jail)

A man fleeing from police led them on a high speed chase through two states on Wednesday, and he is still on the loose.

Law enforcement officials are looking for Travis Hill, 34.  He is accused of committing crimes in multiple jurisdictions.

Police say the car Hill was driving reached speeds of up to 90 miles an hour as he crossed the J.R. Allen Parkway bridge into Phenix City.  In addition to the traffic offenses he committed during the pursuit, Hill is wanted on drug-related warrants in Russell and Muscogee Counties.

Undercover drug task force members tried to apprehend Hill yesterday afternoon in Columbus, but he was able to get away from them driving a white sedan with a female passenger inside.

The vehicle pursuit took a turn down Summerville Road and ended when Hill crashed into another car waiting at a stop sign near Price Road and Highway 431.

That is when police said Hill took off running.

"The suspect, Travis Hill, fled on foot into the wooded area behind IHOP. The female in the car, she was not charged. She had minor injuries. The person in the other car that they hit received minor injuries also. Both were transported."

Workers at nearby McLendon Trailers saw Hill jump a fence in the back of their property and run behind the building.

They didn't know he was running from police until officers swarmed the area looking for him moments later.

Police said they lost sight of him near the railroad tracks on Cutrate Road.

Witnesses said Hill was wearing plaid pajama bottoms and had no shoes when he ran from the traffic accident on Highway 431.

They later found his bare footprints in the sand pile near the warehouse.

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