A man wanted in connection with burglaries in Blount, Jefferson and Walker counties is now behind bars.

The Gardendale Police Department, with assistance from the U.S. Marshals, apprehended Dean Garland Hobson, 29, of Sayre, early Saturday morning in Empire.

Hobson reportedly evaded capture Thursday evening after Gardendale Police came to a home in the 5400 block of Brewer Drive to investigate property crimes.

After officers discovered Hobson had an outstanding warrant on burglary charges, he allegedly resisted arrest before leaving the scene in a stolen truck. He also allegedly struck a Gardendale Police car occupied by an officer and narrowly missed hitting a small child before leaving the scene.

Gardendale Police Chief Mike Walker said authorities were able to locate Hobson at a mobile home in Empire shortly after midnight on Friday. Though he made statements that officers would not be able to arrest him, he was taken into custody without incident.

Additional property was also recovered at the scene. Hobson was transported to the Gardendale City Jail and was later transferred to the county jail.

He is facing charges of third-degree robbery, third-degree burglary and first-degree attempted assault, in addition to two failure to appear warrants. His bonds total $50,000.

“The Gardendale Police Department is very grateful for the assistance provided by the U.S. Marshals Task Force in apprehending this dangerous felon,” Walker said.

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