A man wanted for robbery and attempted murder escaped arrest after a high-speed chase Wednesday afternoon, and law enforcement agencies all over Tuscaloosa County are searching for the 24-year-old outlaw.

Stephanie Taylor, a spokesperson for the Tuscaloosa Police Department, said Terrence Cortez Williams, 24, is believed to have robbed a person at a carwash on Skyland Boulevard on Christmas morning and fired a gun as he fled the area.

TPD's Criminal Investigations Division identified Williams as a suspect in the robbery and shooting and have been searching the area for him this week, and officers finally caught up with him Wednesday afternoon with assistance from the US Marshals Task Force.

Taylor said police tried to pull Williams over on University Boulevard in front of TPD's East Precinct in Alberta, but Williams refused to stop and led police on a chase that at some points exceeded 80 miles an hour.

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Williams allegedly ditched his car on Third Place East in Alberta and has yet to be located.

Police are asking anyone who has seen Williams or knows his whereabouts to immediately contact Crimestoppers at 205-752-7867.

Taylor said Williams has an extensive criminal history in Tuscaloosa and surrounding areas and should be considered armed and dangerous.

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