Federal Fugitive Captured in Alabama

A federal fugitive was captured in DeKalb County Wednesday, as the result of an operation conducted by the DeKalb County Narcotics Unit and Sheriff’s Office Investigative Division in conjunction with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Aviation Unit and U.S. Marshals.

The suspect, 35 year old Weston Lee Tidwell of Rainsville, had an outstanding warrant for a federal probation violation.

On the night of Wednesday, August 12th, Tidwell led deputies on a chase that started when he was witnessed traveling at an extremely high rate of speed on County Road 446 near the Pleasant Hill area.

The agencies involved worked to finally locate Tidwell in the Dutton Community of Jackson County – with a Jackson County Narcotics agent and several members of the Henagar Police Department also assisting in the apprehension.