On Monday, December 7, 2020, Jefferson County Deputies attempted to stop an Orange Dodge Charger bearing a paper tag near mile marker 136 in Leeds. The driver failed to stop and continued on west bound. The pursuit continued onto Interstate 59 southbound until the suspect’s vehicle ran out of gas at mile marker 95, just inside of Tuscaloosa County. The driver of the vehicle, 24 year old Jarvis Jones of Memphis, Tennessee, jumped from the vehicle and fled on foot for a short distance. He then changed his mind and walked back to deputies and surrendered.
The vehicle was shown to be stolen out of Memphis, Tennessee during a car-jacking. Jones is being held in the Jefferson County Jail on charges of Receiving Stolen Property 1st Degree, Attempting to Elude and Reckless Endangerment.