Searching For Escaped Suspect
Law enforcement officers in Randolph County are searching for a suspect who was under arrest for domestic violence in Randolph County. He kicked out the window of the patrol car he was being transported in just after midnight, went running into nearby woods, and is currently at large in the Wedowee area. 36-year-old Ernest Smith resisted arrest and once cuffed and placed in the patrol car, kicked out the back passenger side window. Smith is a described as about 5-foot-9, with brown hair, hazel eyes and a short salt-and-pepper beard. He was wearing a blue shirt and jeans. Assisting in the search are officers from Randolph County Sheriff's Office, Wedowee, Wadley and Lineville police departments, the Chambers County K-9 unit and the ALEA helicopter.