Police Charge Man in Recent Arson and Burglary
Published on February 23, 2017
Huntsville Police have charged Savontae Shoulders, 25 of Huntsville, with multiple crimes including Arson and Burglary.
Officers patrolling the area of Pulaski Pike last night spotted a car matching the description of one recently stolen from Cowboys Auto Sales. The officers attempted to stop the car and a short pursuit ensued. After a few blocks the driver, Savontae Shoulders, stopped the car and ran on foot. While exiting the car he dropped a .45 semi-auto handgun that was later determined to be stolen from Mississippi. Officers were able to quickly take him into custody, and further investigation confirmed the car was one of two vehicles stolen from the car lot on February 11. The cars were taken after the Mattress Max store was burglarized and set on fire.
Investigators were able to tie Shoulders to the arson with the help of video taken near the scene. He is currently charged with Burglary, Arson, Theft of Property, Receiving Stolen Property, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, and Attempting to Elude Officers.
The other stolen vehicle was also recovered last night after it was found wrecked and abandoned at Blake Bottom Road and Research Park Blvd. The case is still under investigation and additional charges and arrests are expected.