A Birmingham teen faces multiple charges after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase into Mountain Brook and crashing into a popular Alabama jewelry store.

The chase, which took place on Saturday, began when a Mountain Brook Police Department (MBPD) officer observed a suspicious person and vehicle on Montevallo Road. The driver fled after noticing the officer, originating a high-speed chase through the Birmingham suburb.

The driver made it to Mountain Brook Village before losing control and crashing into Bromberg's storefront.

Bromberg & Company is a family-owned jewelry store chain with multiple locations throughout the state. It has been in operation since 1836, when the first store opened in Mobile, and claims to be the longest-running business in Alabama. The Mountain Brook location opened in 1959.

After the crash, the driver fled into the store, where MBPD officers finally arrested him. According to the MBPD, the suspect sustained no injuries. The vehicle he was in had already been reported stolen, and he had warrants out for his arrest before the chase.

After reviewing the evidence, MBPD officials obtained further warrants for the arrest of 19-year-old Ricardo Antoine Adams, Jr. of Birmingham. Police charged Adams with attempting to elude a police officer, criminal mischief, receiving stolen property, unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, and possession of alcohol as a minor. 

Adams was booked in Jefferson County Jail on Sunday on a $310,500 bond. 

According to jail records, Adams had already been charged last month with receiving stolen property and illegally possessing a firearm. 

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