JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SEARCHING FOR SUSPECT WHO FLED IN A HIGH-SPEED CHASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The deputy gained the strength to pick himself up, get back into his patrol vehicle, and pursue the SUV, which was occupied by two passengers. The pursuit ended on Pony Trail.
The driver of the vehicle was 28-year-old white female, Amber Thornton, who is in custody.
During the pursuit, the passenger, 32-year-old white male, Andrew Southerland, managed to exit the vehicle and run into a nearby wooded area.
The deputy is in stable condition and has been transported to Jefferson Regional Medical Center.
If you have information regarding the whereabouts of Stephan Andrew Southerland, please immediately notify Investigator Kaylon McDaniel of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division at 870-541-5496.
Amber Thornton and Stephen Southerland