Vehicular pursuit suspect arrested

By JON HARRISON/ Staff Writer

Carlos DeAndre Mines, 20, was arrested on Jan. 14 after allegedly stealing a 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche from the J and R Food Mart on U.S. 31 in Pelham, then eluding police in a vehicular pursuit and foot chase.

Carlos DeAndre Mines

Carlos DeAndre Mines

Mines was taken into custody in Jefferson County and was then extradited to the Shelby County Sheriffs Department at Birmingham Fire Station 32 on U.S. 280.

Mines has been charged with theft of property in the first degree, attempting to elude, attempted assault in the first degree and criminal mischief in the first degree.

Mines, allegedly eluded law enforcement in a vehicular pursuit on Jan. 7 leading from Pelham to Birmingham. His attempted assault charge came after he allegedly struck a Pelham police vehicle with the vehicle he was operating, also earning him a criminal mischief charge for allegedly causing $2,500 in damages to the police car.

Mines is being held in the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $60,500.

Theft of property in the first degree is a Class B felony and if convicted Mines could face up to 20 years in jail. Assault in the first degree, criminal mischief and theft of the property in the second degree are all Class C felonies and if convicted Mines could face up to 10 years for each offense.