There is now a coastal state manhunt for a suspect who is wanted in Gardendale, Alabama for the felony theft of a motor vehicle is also sought for multiple felony charges in Florida and Louisiana, Gardendale Police Department said.
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Several law enforcement agencies including the Alabama Department of Corrections and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office are currently involved in searching for 30 year old Robert Acree on Wednesday afternoon.
Police said that Acree was seen running from a stolen vehicle while wearing a pink polo shirt and black pants by eyewitnesses.
According to those who saw Acree they stated that was armed with multiple firearms at the time of the encounter.
According to authorities who were hot in his trail, Acree ran deep into in the woods which are behind several streets located in the Gardenview Estates subdivision.
Local residents in the area are being asked to lock their doors and stay inside, due to the uncertain nature of what Acree may be capable of while he's desperate and armed.
Law enforcement also say that a K9 unit from ADOC tried to track down the suspect, but the police dog was unable to locate a specific scent due to the rain in the area.
Alabama Law Enforcement Agencies have also sent an aviation unit helicopters to the scene in hopes of spotting him hiding.
Then later at around 10 PM they decided to temporarily suspend the search via helicopter because the K9s lost track as it became too dark and Alabama State Police had to refuel their helicopter.
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Gardendale police said on Facebook. "GPD will maintain additional shifts on patrol and in the area. Residents in the Castle Pines subdivision and Paradise Valley are advised to keep all doors and windows locked."
Although law enforcement did not go into detail about Acree's charges from Florida and Louisiana, they are certain he is a danger to the community.
If any citizens encounter Acree, Police ask that you don't approach him. Call 911 or 205-631-8787.
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