An accused shoplifter led LaFayette-area law officers on a chase that ended in the suspect crashing through a fence, Thursday.
LaFayette Police were contacted to check with Ace Hardware, where the theft occurred. They confirmed the suspect took $290 in tools and ran out of the store before they could stop him.
LaFayette Police charged 57 year old Billy Allen Salmon with theft by shoplifting. The Walker Sheriff’s Department charged Salmon with DUI, felony fleeing, reckless driving and other counts.