Traffic stop becomes foot chase for UNA Police

On Nov. 4, Officer Jeff Clifton with UNA Police stopped a vehicle that was speeding on Pine Street at approximately 5:45 p.m.

Police said Javon Alexander, the passenger of the vehicle, had what appeared to be marijuana remnants on his T-shirt at the time of the traffic stop.

“I had him exit (the vehicle),” Clifton said. “When he did, he acted as though he was going to cooperate but quickly tried to run. I grabbed hold of him and we fell to the ground, injuring my left knee. He broke free and ran north.”

After Clifton requested help from campus and local police officers, Alexander was discovered and detained near UNA’s practice field.

An ambulance was called shortly after because the suspect had allegedly injured his hands on several fences and swallowed some marijuana, said Clifton.

For more details on this story and other stories on campus, check out the Nov. 10 edition of The Flor-Ala.