DPD makes second arrest from high-speed chase

Published 3:21 pm Thursday, January 15, 2015

A second man has been arrested in connection with the high speed chase that led officers from Demopolis to Selma last week.

Thomas Omar Frieson, 36, of Birmingham, was arrested and charged with third-degree burglary, first-degree receiving stolen property and possession of burglary tools.

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Frieson and Audre Jerome Hendon allegedly broke into SunSouth in Demopolis and stole numerous items. According to police, Hendon and Frieson threw stolen chainsaws at officers during the chase to slow them down or to cause an accident.

DPD Chief Tommie Reese said investigators from his department traveled to Birmingham on Tuesday and made the arrest. Reese said Frieson fled the scene when the chase came to an end in Selma last week.

The bond for Hendon was set at $400,000, and the bond for Frieson was set at $375,000.

Reese added that other charges could be forthcoming from other departments. He said he is proud of the work of his officers in this case.