FROM MILLBROOK POLICE CHIEF P.K. JOHNSON
On Monday, August 3, 2020, Cedric Long, a 26-year-old Millbrook resident, was placed under arrest on multiple warrants issued by the Elmore County District Court Clerk’s Office, with regard to an incident that occurred in Millbrook on July 20, 2020. On that date Long was the driver of a 2009 Crown Victoria, which failed to stop when Millbrook Police attempted to stop the vehicle for a traffic violation.
On July 20, avehicle fled on Coosada Parkway, turning onto Lakeshore Drive and continuing to the 1800 block of Railroad Street. While attempting to elude the pursuing officer through a yard the vehicle struck the officer’s vehicle, causing minor damage. Lewis and a passenger fled the vehicle on foot, leaving the vehicle to crash into a tree.
Officers were able to identify both suspects, who are local, so the search was discontinued. It appeared both subjects were picked up and transported away from the area. Officers found illegal narcotics inside the abandoned vehicle. The suspect vehicle and narcotics were impounded as physical evidence. Warrants were obtained against Long and his passenger the following day.
On August 3rd, Millbrook police officers observed Cedric Long in the 4100 block of Gober Road. Long again fled officers on foot. Officers were able to set up a perimeter and were later able to apprehend Long in the 3900 block of Clanton Drive. Long was transported to the Elmore County Jail, where he remains in custody on the following charges, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Marijuauna 1st Degree, Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Attempting to Elude.
I’m proud of all our officers involved in this arrest. Shortly after this incident occurred (July 20) I had contact with the offender’s family and gave Mr. Long an opportunity to turn himself in. That did not happen. The arresting officer, who happens to be a member of our Criminal Apprehension Team, obtained these warrants and we have been actively attempting to locate Mr. Long.
He was the unintended beneficiary of an active homicide investigation at the time these offenses occurred. He was not a priority at that time. What I need criminal offenders to understand is you may flee and get away today. That’s fine! Warrants are like luggage that you carry around until we find you. As Mr. Long learned yesterday, we have a unit called the Criminal Apprehension Team and that is their primary duty, locating and apprehending fugitives.