Local authorities say one man is in custody and another remains at-large after they say the vehicle they were occupying struck a parked vehicle and a fire hydrant Monday morning before fleeing from the scene.
Jasper Police say at around 8 am Monday a 2006 Dodge Charger who’s occupants have yet to be identified by police was northbound along the 1300 block of Mill Street when police say the Charger struck and totaled a parked and unoccupied pickup that belonging to 67-year old Teddy Foster of Jasper.
Police say in the process debris from the impact with Foster’s truck struck another vehicle that belonged to 17-year old Haleigh Foster that was parked nearby.
Haleigh Foster’s car sustained only 100 dollars damage.
Police say the two men then fled the scene and headed westbound on 14th Street and failed to stop at the intersection of 14th and Main Streets before attempting to make a right hand turn onto Main Street.
Police say at that time the Charger struck the curb as well as a fire hydrant owned by the City of Jasper causing roughly $4,500 in damages.
Police say the hydrant was thrown from the sidewalk into a garage door at a home located along the 1400 block of Main Street which sustained about $300 in damages. They say the Charger then spun around in a nearby lawn causing another $200 in damages.
Police say the men fled the scene on foot at that point.
One of the men was taken into custody later in the day but police are still searching for the second male.