Alexander Man Arrested After Crash While Pursuing Ex

By Jeremy Coumbes on September 8, 2023 at 2:47pm

One person was arrested yesterday afternoon after a late-night pursuit of an unrequited love interest led to a hit-and-run incident.

According to a report by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to an area near Highway 123 and Old State Road just after midnight Thursday morning, after a complainant told dispatchers that her ex-boyfriend was in a truck and following the vehicle she was in with other occupants.

According to Morgan County Sheriff’s Office investigators, deputies happened across a wrecked truck while en route to speak with the complainant, who later confirmed that the ex-boyfriend had wrecked the truck while following them.

After further investigation, 33-year-old William J. Sanders of Alexander was arrested and booked into the Morgan County Jail at approximately 5:45 Thursday evening on charges of leaving the scene, and failure to report a traffic crash, criminal damage to property, reckless driving, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and driving on a revoked license.