Summerdale Police Search For Suspect Who Rammed Patrol Car

SUMMERDALE, Ala. (WKRG) — It only took seconds for what was a normal traffic stop to end up with a Chevy truck on top of a Summerdale Police car.

“The truck puts it in reverse,” says police chief Jimmy Davis. “Floors it, hits the patrol car, goes up onto the hood and then gets hooked on the brush guard. He’s spinning his tires and everything.”

Police identify the driver of that truck as Anthony Scott Marler and he remains on the run. He was last seen in the Summerdale/Foley area. “If he is going to ram a police car like he did and put my officer’s life in danger he is considered dangerous,” says Davis.

Just after five o’clock Wednesday, a traffic stop off County Road 28 and George Younce Road. Turns out the truck was stolen from Blount County, the tag stolen from Birmingham and now the driver is on the run and considered to be dangerous and a threat to law enforcement. “He had a weapon the other day when he used the Chevrolet pickup truck and he rammed the patrol unit,” says Davis. “As far as any swords, bats, firearms, that’s unsure.”

Marler is described as about six feet tall, around 200 pounds with short brownish-blonde hair.

Police urge folks in the area to lock up their homes, their cars and if you see something suspicious call your local law enforcement agency.

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