Nauvoo woman arrested following pursuit


A Nauvoo woman was arrested Thursday night after fleeing from law enforcement and wrecking her vehicle.

Sandra Faye Swindle Anderson, 57, was charged with reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, public intoxication and attempting to elude. She was also given traffic citations for reckless driving, failure to yield right of way, running a stop sign, no tag, no insurance and failure to register a vehicle. 

Walker County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Investigator Josh Edwards was working drug complaints in Carbon Hill when Anderson refused to stop for him. 

A pursuit ensued throughout Carbon Hill and ended with Anderson wrecking her vehicle at a ball field off 4th Ave. NE.  

Anderson told Edwards that she had recently smoked two bowls of methamphetamine, according to a WCSO release.

Arrests made in wire thefts

Two individuals are facing felony charges, including receiving stolen property and escape, related to the theft of industrial wire. 

William Elvis Etheridge, 33, of Quinton, and Christopher Patrick Cave, 32, of Empire, were arrested after Walker County Sheriff's Office Deputy Mark Bell responded to an area of Highway 78 near Cordova to a reported suspicious vehicle on Feb. 2.  

Etheridge and Cave fled on foot from a van parked in nearby woods.   

One was apprehended quickly, with the other escaping into a wooded area. Numerous deputies and investigators responded to the scene, and the second suspect was located by Deputies Joseph Chappell, Jacob Heaton and Cory Franks.  

Etheridge and Cave were determined to be responsible for a series of thefts of wife from from Alabama Power and various telecommunication companies throughout the county that were being investigated by WCSO Investigator Jason Bridges.

The two were participating in another theft when approached by Bell, according to a WCSO release. 

Further investigations regarding the thefts are ongoing.