CRENSHAW COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - Two men have been arrested after leading authorities on a chase through the city of Luverne and Crenshaw County, according to the Crenshaw County Sheriff's Office.
The sheriff's office reports that a deputy tried to stop a grey Ford Edge on Brantley Highway for a speed violation at around 10:25 p.m., before the vehicle began to flee. After making a U-turn and beginning to drive north in the southbound lanes towards the city of Luverne, deputies say the suspect tried to hit authorities head on.
Both Luverne police officers and Crenshaw County deputies followed the vehicle through Luverne, but ultimately they lost the suspects due to public safety concerns. Authorities found the vehicle later behind a closed business, and the suspects tried to hit Luverne officers. They pursued the vehicle, but once again they backed off for citizen safety.
At around 10:56 p.m., a deputy made contact with the vehicle on U.S. Hwy. 331 south of Brantley. Traveling at speeds more than 100 mph, the suspects then turned onto Hudson Road. The suspects left the vehicle and ran into the woods.
Alabama Game and Fish and Covington County Sheriff's Office Posse used K9 units to assist in the search for the suspects, and after an hour the two suspects were taken into custody. Authorities discovered the vehicle they were driving was stolen out of Gardendale.
The suspects are charged with six counts of attempted murder, eight counts of reckless endangerment, first degree receiving stolen property, criminal mischief, attempting to elude and multiple traffic offenses.
We have reached out to the Crenshaw County Sheriff's Office for more information about the suspects. We have not heard back.