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April 9, 2014

Victim tries to stop Dora burglary suspect by pulling keys out of moving car

DORA — An effort by the victim of a robbery in Dora was partly successful in slowing down a suspect who was attempting to flee.

The incident took place Tuesday afternoon in the 7400 block of Bethel Road, just off Old. U.S. 78 and behind Green Top Barbecue. The victim found the suspect going through his wife's car, which was parked in the basement of their home. The victim said the suspect, Misty Nicole Warren of Sumiton, was taking money out of the center console of the car. According to a statement from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Warren told the victim that she was supposed to come pick up the money, but could not say who gave her permission.

Warren fled the basement with the victim in pursuit, got in a car that was sitting in the driveway, and put the car into reverse while the victim was holding on. He was able to pull the keys out of the ignition, stopping the car.

Warren fled on foot. She was found a short distance away during a search by deputies.

The victim suffered a cut on his leg while hanging onto the getaway car.

Warren was charged with second-degree burglary, third-degree theft of property and reckless endangerment. She is lodged in the Jefferson County Jail in lieu of $39,000 bond.

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