Saturday, July 14, 2018

Murder/Arson Suspect Now in Custody

Fred Eiland, a suspect in an early Saturday morning arson /murder was apprehended this evening at around 6:30 pm by a Winston County Sheriff's Deputy and a Winston County Constable on Mount Olive Road in rural Winston County.

According to Sheriff Jason Pugh, law enforcement spotted Eiland's vehicle in the area. Details are still unfolding but a pursuit followed and then the suspect stopped. As law enforcement approached with guns drawn, the suspect fled again and in the process set his own vehicle on fire. After a short chase the suspect ran off the road and was captured as he jumped from the vehicle.

Sheriff Pugh commended Deputy Leon Glenn and Constable Ed Hunt for their efforts and noted that there was no serious injuries or shots fired during the capture.

More details when available.