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Manhunt ends, suspect in custody

Madison County sheriff's deputies survey the suspect's crashed vehicle.

Sheriff Joey Dobson reported the suspect who fled the crash on I-10 this morning near Sanderson has been captured by K-9 units at an unknown location.

A manhunt began for a black male, possibly armed, in his late 20s or early 30s south of the interstate in western Baker County following a high speed chase that began in Madison County.

The Baker County Sheriff’s Office set up stop sticks on I-10 near the US 90 interchange to stop a white Dodge Charger being pursued by authorities from Madison, Suwannee and Columbia counties as well as the Florida Highway Patrol. The vehicle crashed in the tree line of the east bound lanes about 10:15 am.

The driver fled the car, even before it came to rest, said BCSO Deputy Ben Anderson at the scene. Sheriff Dobson said a passenger suffered minor injuires and was taken to Fraser hospital. The sheriff suspected drugs may be involved.

Police, K-9 and multiple aerial units searched the area for about three hours. I-10 east bound was closed at US 90 interchange late in the morning and traffic was diverted to US 90.

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