Suspects charged in high-speed car chase

By GINNY COOPER / Staff Writer

CALERA—Three suspects arrested Feb. 25 after a high-speed car chase have been charged with multiple violations, according to Clanton Police Chief Stilwell.

The car chase, which began at approximately 9 p.m. in Chilton County, ended when the suspects crashed into the back of a woman’s home in Calera.

Clifford William Brown, 30, was charged with attempting to distribute marijuana “at or near Tin Top Restaurant,” according to court documents.

According to charging documents, after Brown was discovered by police, “a pursuit ensued and the evidence was thrown out the window.”

Brown was also charged with eight traffic violations during the high-speed chase, including improper lane usage, failure to stop at stop sign and reckless driving, according to documents.

According to Chief Stilwell, Brown also faces charges of attempting to elude a police officer and reckless endangerment.

Quadaruis Mandrell Jews, another suspect in the case, was charged with attempting to elude a police officer and one count of distribution of a controlled substance, according to Stilwell.

Jordan Hope Parker, the third suspect in the case, was also charged with distribution of a controlled substance, according to Stilwell.

Brown was released Feb. 28 after posting $10,000 bond. On March 11, Judge Rhonda Jones-Hardesty bound the case over to a grand jury.