Person of interest in Tuscumbia murder to be extradited to Alabama

Benjamin Owen Young

Benjamin Owen Young (Lawrence Co. TN Sheriff Office)

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Tenn.- According to authorities, the suspect in a Tuscumbia murder has been released from the hospital is is now in jail awaiting extradition to Alabama.

Several agencies were involved in a high-speed chase Friday night attempting to apprehend the suspect.

The vehicle pursuit began around Singing River Bridge in the Shoals area and had stretched to TN via Chisolm Road/Highway 13. The pursuit entered Lawrence County after the suspect turned onto Hwy 227/Iron City Road and continued his flight. The pursuit was terminated when the suspect, Benjamin Owen Young (28) a resident of Florence, AL, crashed into a City of Loretto, TN, patrol unit causing the suspect vehicle to turn over where it came to a rest on it’s top.

Stolen car driven by suspect

Stolen car driven by suspect

Benjamin Owen Young was taken into custody and transported to the Lawrence County Detention Center where he is being held without bond for multiple charges including aggravated assault on a police officer, reckless endangerment, and evading arrest. Benjamin Owen Young was also charged with theft of property when it was learned the vehicle he was operating was stolen out of Florence, AL. Benjamin Young will eventually be extradited to Lauderdale County, where he will face charges there for auto theft. The murder investigation is ongoing through the Tuscumbia Police Department.

Authorities with Tuscumbia, AL, Florence, AL, Muscle Shoals, AL, Loretto, TN, Saint Joseph, TN, Lawrence County, TN, and the Tennessee Highway Patrol cooperated in the effort.

Young was involved in a similar high-speed  chase back in August of 2015.

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Source: LCSD 

Wayne County Now contributed to this report

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