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Wood has excuse for missing court: he was running from law
A local man has an air-tight alibi for not being in court last Tuesday – he was busy leading officers on a high-speed chase.The man, Billy Ray Wood Jr., 20, was absent when General Sessions Judge Bill Locke called the docket. Wood was supposed to appear for arraignment for shoplifting from Walmart. Instead, Wood was behind the wheel of a stolen truck, trying to outrun deputies.“He slowed down and sped up to a high rate of speed on Spencer Highway,” recalled deputy Brystol Davis who was trying to stop the suspect who had passed him at a high rate of speed.