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Suspect arrested after foot chase


The Greenville Police Department received a call in reference to a domestic violence call on Parmer Street, where the victim, a 43-year-old woman, told them she had been assaulted by her husband, John McCullough, 38, at their home. The victim told officers that after an argument with McCullough, he grabbed her and threw her down, then began to strangle her.

Police reported an unnamed person in the home struck McCullough from behind to get him off of the victim. The victim and the other individual were able to escape the house and McCullough but warned officers he had a pistol in his possession.

When officers responded to McCullough’s residence they heard someone call out from the wood line before two shots were fired.

Officers immediately set up a perimeter, then called in the department’s Special Response Team, the Butler County Sheriff’s Office and the Alabama Department of Corrections for use of their K-9s, which ultimately found McCullough as he attempted to hide.

The suspect was arrested without any injuries to the officers or himself.

McCullough has been charged with reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, felony domestic violence, and two outstanding warrants for failure to appear on previous charges.

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