Beatrice man jumps to death

Crosby leads officers on chase in stolen truck; rams Escambia deputy; dies in bridge fall

A chase that started near Peterman and spanned four counties Tuesday night ended when the suspect exited his truck and jumped from a bridge in Mobile County, falling approximately 100 feet to his death.

Monroe County Sheriff Tom Tate said the incident started shortly after 8 p.m. when deputies were called to Scotch Plywood in Beatrice where a Mack truck had been stolen from their sawmill yard. Tate said one deputy went to the mill and a second deputy patrolled Alabama Highway 21 South on the lookout for the truck.

"The deputy on patrol encountered a truck matching the description of the one re...

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