Alabama authorities are searching for a man considered a person of interest in a recent gun burglary in Texas County.
Aided by K-9 units and carrying machetes to clear brush, law enforcement officials descended into the woods near Good Hope, Ala., last week in the second day of a manhunt for Adam Teague, 25. He remains at-large.
Teague is believed to be responsible for the theft of several weapons from Jake Floyd’s residence, including the service revolver of Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper Kevin Floyd, who was killed in 2005. Rifles, pistols, ammunition and electronics were also swiped in the May 6 theft.
Texas County Sheriff Carl Watson said one person, Stanley Frillman, has been arrested and charged with receiving stolen property and three counts of unlawful use of a weapon.
“When we went to Frillman’s house to arrest him, a man ran out the back door. We believe that man was David Adam Teague,” Watson said. “We need to talk to Mr. Teague. We know he has some involvement in the burglary.”
Authorities believe Teague, who is also wanted on a Kentucky warrant for wanton endangerment of a police officer, was staying with an acquaintance in Cullman County, Ala. He was spotted last Wednesday inside a vehicle with his girlfriend and two small children. He abandoned the vehicle and fled into the woods, where officials believe he called someone from his cell phone and was picked up.
The following morning, Teague was spotted outside the Waffle House in Good Hope. When a deputy pulled into the parking lot, Teague fled into the woods behind the business. Authorities from at least 12 different agencies converged on the area. A nearby school was placed on lockdown.
Teague has several open cases. He was charged in 2009 with unlawful use of a weapon, DWI, two counts of second-degree assault, armed criminal action and resisting or interfering with an arrest. He pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. In 2004, Teague pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and entered an Alford plea to stealing a motor vehicle.