Game warden injured in chase after catching a night hunter in Russell County

Game warden injured in chase after catching a night hunter in Russell County
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RUSSELL COUNTY, Ala. (WTVM) - A game warden is recovering from injuries he sustained during a crash while chasing a night hunter.

According to Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor, the unidentified game warden was initiating a stop for hunting at night that turned into a chase.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s continued investigation say the officer was injured when his car left the roadway during the chase at approximately 1:35 a.m. on Greenwood Dr. at Alabama 51 just west of Hurtsboro.

His condition is unknown at this time, but Sheriff Taylor says “We are praying he will be ok.”

It is also unclear at this time if the alleged night hunter was caught.

ALEA is continuing to investigate.

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