BESSEMER — A man who left a woman and small child inside a burning car Saturday is still at large and being sought by the Jefferson County Sheriff.
Chief Deputy Randy Christian said that Eudres Braxton, 37, of Bessemer was driving his gold Mercury Marquis in the Eastern Valley neighborhood just west of Bessemer just before lunchtime on Saturday.
He was pulled over by a deputy for a traffic stop. While running a check on the driver's license, the deputy found that Braxton had several outstanding warrants. But during that time, Braxton pulled away, leading to a chase through Bessemer.
During that chase, Braxton's car caught on fire. He stopped on Fourth Avenue and fled on foot, leaving the woman and child in the burning car. They got out without injury, while Braxton escaped.
As of Monday afternoon, Braxton was still at large, and is sought on charges of reckless driving, attempting to elude, giving false information and reckless endangerment, in addition to the original outstanding warrants.
If you have information as to the whereabouts of Braxton, call the Sheriff's Office at 325-1450.