Jackson’s Gap authorities arrested and charged an Alexander City mayoral candidate with a number of charges, including attempting to elude police.
Timothy Wayne Kellum, who is running against incumbent Alexander City mayor Barbara Young, was taken into custody Thursday afternoon when police officials found him parked in his car in the middle of a road.
“He was charged with driving under the influence of drugs, attempting to eude and possession of marijuana in the second degree,” said Jackson’s Gap police chief Mike Keyes.
Keyes said the traffic stop happened on Blackwelder Road in Jackson’s Gap and Kellum was the vehicle’s only occupant.
“He was stopped in the middle of the road out in the middle of nowhere,” Keyes said.
Keyes said he stopped to do a routine investigate stop to see what was going on.
“Upon talking to him, I had him exit the vehicle,” Keyes said. “I went back to my vehicle to run his driver’s license when he jumped back in his vehicle and sped off.”
Keyes said he followed Kellum, who was driving a Chevrolet Tahoe, for about three-fourths of a mile before Kellum stopped again. Keyes then took him into custody.
Keyes said he also confiscated three weapons from Kellum — two shotguns and a handgun.
Well, well, well....seems I'm not the only person with political ambition and an affinity for tasty green plant material. I hope Mr. Kellum doesn't drop out of the race. Going green is no reason to drop out of a political race. After all, I ran an entire gubernatorial campaign based on my false arrest for weed. In fact, I think I will contact him and encourage him to stay in. We could use someone friendly to the cause as Mayor of Alexander City.