Quinton woman assaults county deputy


A Quinton woman is facing multiple charges that stem from an incident in Parrish on Sunday.

The Walker County Sheriff's Office confirmed in a post via Facebook that Amanda Charlotte Busby, 20, of Quinton, was arrested after fleeing in a stolen vehicle from Deputy Krimson Culverson.

Busby has been charged with first-degree receiving stolen property, resisting arrest, second-degree assault, attempting to elude law enforcement, second-degree possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, third-degree criminal mischief, and obstructing justice/using a false identity. 

Culverson observed that Busby occupied a Hyundai Sonata on Sunday with an expired license plate. Upon further investigation, the tag was registered to a different vehicle.

When Culverson tried to stop Busby in Parrish, she continued to drive the vehicle, which led to a pursuit on Main Street. Busby finally stopped near Old Tuscaloosa Road and Oakman/Parrish Highway, placed her car in reverse, and backed into Culverson's patrol car. 

She then fled on foot to a nearby wooded area.

Culverson caught up with Busby and attempted to handcuff her, and she struck him in the face. She attempted to flee again after being tasered and placed in handcuffs.  

It was later confirmed the vehicle Busby had been driving was stolen.

She has multiple pending traffic citations, according to the Sheriff's Office. Busby is also wanted in Winston County to face a charge of third-degree escape.   

Walker County Sheriff Nick Smith said Busby still remains in custody.