Arrested: Jair Andrade and Roddarius Sharpe

Two Birmingham men are in custody, and a third is still being sought, after committing several robberies and leading Etowah County sheriff’s deputies on a vehicle pursuit this morning.

Etowah County authorities say 18-year-old Jair Andrade and 19-year-old Roddarius Sharpe were arrested Monday near Birmingham's Southern Museum of Flight and are now in the Etowah County jail. A robbery was reported at a convenience store in Collinsville near Interstate 59, and another holdup occurred at a hotel near the highway in Gadsden. Etowah County deputies chased the getaway vehicle to Jefferson County. Authorities say Andrade and Sharpe were both wanted in Jefferson County for failure to appear in court. Charges in Etowah County are pending against the two. Investigators are reviewing body camera footage for information on a possible third suspect.


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