After an intensive search lasting over three hours, Florence police have captured a wanted Muscle Shoals man. Authorities state that Brock Allan Gooch is currently charged with only attempting to elude officers, but more charges will be added later in the day.
Gooch states in an online bio that he’s originally from Leighton, attended Colbert County High School, and works as a roofer. The 24 year old Gooch has an extensive record for drug and property crimes in Colbert County.
Earlier today, the suspect reportedly stole a vehicle in Muscle Shoals, then kidnapped a woman whom he later raped. Gooch and his hostage wound up in Lakeside Highlands in the eastern part of Florence off Huntsville Road; neither reportedly lived at the home where the victim managed to escape and call authorities.
Due to his reported alcohol intake, Gooch was unable to be interviewed after his capture. His bail is currently 1K, but officers stated that would increase as more charges are added. Gooch has outstanding warrants in at least two Colbert towns–Sheffield and Cherokee. Apparently a line is forming.
We’ll update this article when more information is released.