Florence Police Officer arrested suspect after motorist was driving reckless then attempted to elude and resist arrest.


Florence Alabama Police Department released the following information and photos:

"On Monday, January 28, 2024, a Florence Police Officer observed a grey Chevrolet Malibu run the stop sign at the intersection of Nance and West Mobile Street.

The vehicle accelerated quickly onto Fayette Street. The officer caught up with the vehicle as it was making several quick turns onto several streets in the area. The officer activated his emergency lights to pull the Malibu over and the driver continued driving at a high rate of speed.

The vehicle turned North onto Highway 20 and accelerated well over 100 mph. The vehicle made several turns around County Road 14 and then returned to Highway 20 traveling Southbound. Spike strips were used, and the Malibu continued back to West Mobile where the driver, Joshua Turner-Gilbert, 38 years of age from Florence, stopped and ran on foot.

After a short foot pursuit, Turner-Gilbert was caught and he physically resisted arrest. He was handcuffed and arrested after a brief struggle. No one was hurt in the incident.

Joshua Turner-Gilbert was charged with:

Felony Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Law Enforcement Resisting Arrest
Running a Stop Sign
Reckless Driving
Windshield Obstructed
Improper Lane Change
Driving Suspended

Joshua Turner-Gilbert is innocent until proven guilty"