Tuscaloosa Man Accused of Chasing Child Arrested After Manhunt
The Tuscaloosa Police Department's Juvenile Division has now taken over the investigation of a case that sparked a multi-agency manhunt Tuesday morning.
According to a TPD Facebook post, Travis Terrell McIntosh, 35, evaded police after he allegedly tried to convince an 8-year-old girl at a bus stop to leave with him. McIntosh chased the girl from the stop at Forrester Gardens towards her home where the child's mother heard her daughter screaming and alerted authorities.
McIntosh then ran on foot through the woods behind James I. Harrison Parkway, where 27 TPD officers assisted by officers from the Northport Police Department and the University of Alabama Police Department began their search.
McIntosh was taken into custody an hour after the search began in the backyard of a home off of 11th Avenue East. As of Tuesday afternoon, he has been charged with failure to register as a sex offender and two counts of attempting to elude police officers. Other charges may stem from the fracas Tuesday.
He was booked in the Tuscaloosa County Jail where he remained Tuesday afternoon pending payment of a $15,000 bond.