JEFFERSON CO. – A Carrier Mills man with charges stemming from a road rage incident in Jefferson County in Feb. now faces an attempted murder charge.
According to a release from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, 19-year-old Alonte Beachem was taken into custody on the new charge in Jefferson County following a Saline County court appearance Thursday.
Upon arrival, deputies located a 37-year-old gunshot victim who was transported by ambulance for treatment of a serious gunshot wound. A second 30-year-old victim was also located and transported to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
A black Kia passenger car was quickly identified as the offending vehicle, including the license plate.
Saline County deputies located the suspect vehicle, attempted to initiate a stop, and the vehicle fled. Once the pursuit ended, Saline County deputies took Beachem into custody.
Beachem’s next scheduled court appearance in Jefferson County is scheduled for March 16.