DALE COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - Two men are in custody and facing felony charges after running from law enforcement officers in Dale County Thursday.
Jeremiah Rumph, 25, and Jalyn Jackson, 18, both Barbour County residents, have been charged with third-degree burglary as well as first-degree theft of property.
According to Chief Deputy Mason Bynum with the Dale County Sheriff’s Office, an Ozark officer observed two suspicious men standing on the porch of a residence on AL Hwy 105 near the Ozark City Limits.
The report said the officer also noticed a suspicious vehicle parked behind the residence. When the officer tried to approach the men, they ran from the residence into the woods.
A perimeter was set up and K-9 units from the sheriff’s office and Alabama Department of Corrections were brought in. WASP (aviation) was also brought in to help locate the men in the woods.
Bynum says after about a three-hours of tracking the two men, one was found near the wood line near the residence and the other was apprehended near AL Hwy 105 and Faust Avenue.
Both Jackson and Rumph have been placed in the Dale County Jail.