An Alabama man with a previous attempted murder charge was arrested on Halloween night after he allegedly forced a woman into his trunk after robbing her home. The victim managed to pop the trunk open at a gas station, and in an incident caught on surveillance camera, climb her way out to safety.
WFSA reports that Timothy Wyatt, 36, broke into an unsuspecting woman’s home in Autauga County, Ala., at around 2:30 a.m. Monday morning, according to local police. The suspect allegedly crawled on top of the victim while she slept and started choking her. He then reportedly tied her hands up and pushed her into the trunk of a blue Ford Taurus.
Around an hour later, a surveillance camera at a gas station in Clanton, Ala., recorded the suspect pulling into the parking lot to get gas. As he walked towards the store entrance, he paused to look at the trunk of the car before entering the store. While the suspect was inside, the victim managed to pop the trunk door open and jump out. As she ran into the store, Wyatt noticed her and fled the scene.
Authorities searched all day Tuesday for Wyatt, then found him that evening in Chilton County, in the Fairview Community, asleep inside an old, abandoned trade school building. Authorities took the suspect into custody without incident.
Wyatt remains behind bars in Chilton County without bond. At the time of his arrest, he was already on bond stemming from previous felony marijuana charge. Court records indicate he was also arrested in April for attempted murder, robbery, and sodomy.
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