ANTHONY WELLS CAPTURED IN TUSCALOOSA COUNTY
After a manhunt that lasted for weeks, murder suspect Anthony Dewayne Wells is now in custody.
Wells was captured late Friday night after investigators received a tip that led them to his location in Tuscaloosa County.
Police say Wells faces this charge for running a red light and causing the crash that killed his passenger Cleophus Henderson Jr. on August 6th.
That multi-vehicle wreck happened at the intersection of Helen Keller and University Boulevards.
When officers arrived, Anthony Wells was pulled from the car he was driving and taken to DCH Regional Medical Center for treatment and was then released.
A witness said they saw Wells speed through the red light just before the crash, and based on those statements and evidence collected at the scene, investigators obtained a warrant for murder on Wells, but he was nowhere to be found.
There have been witness reports of Wells and Henderson breaking into vehicles just before the crash.
Cpt. Gary Hood with the Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Unit told us any other property crime charges against Wells will be investigated by the Tuscaloosa Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division.