(SUMMERDALE, Ala.) Police are still looking for a dangerous ex-con after he escaped a checkpoint and nearly ran over two police officers.
35-year-old Victor Stanton of Mobile is now the subject of a national manhunt. Locally he's wanted for attempted assault of an officer.
Police say it happened Saturday night around ten o'clock at the intersection of County Roads 28 and 55.
This suspect has a long history of arrests. Police say Stanton is currently on probation for robbery and escape and he's under a 20 year suspended sentence.
He's believed to be armed and dangerous. Federal officials want Stanton on weapons charges and the U.S. Marshals have joined in on the search.
"When I reached out for my gun he turned the vehicle hard right striking me like this and when I came back here I shot the first shot into the tire, " said Dennis. Dennis says Stanton is someone who belongs behind bars. "He's been arrested for robbery, kidnapping, escape, assault on a police officer, carrying a concealed weapon, he's done three stints in prison in the state of Alabama and a federal stint," said Dennis.
A long wrap sheet and two accomplishes, who helped Stanton get away. "And one of the females slides over into the drivers seat and takes back off in the vehicle again," said Dennis. Both Desirae Northcutt and Megan Brumit may be out of jail, but the two woman may also hold the key to finding Stanton.
Major Dennis says the intel is coming in. "We spoke to some family members and they are doing their best to talk him into turning himself in," said Dennis. Police say there are several individuals who are trying to help Stanton avoid arrest. Police want to make clear that "anyone" who assists Stanton will face state and federal charges as well.