Two burglary suspects arrested after ramming Calhoun County deputy’s vehicle

CALHOUN COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - In a press release issued on Friday morning, the Calhoun County Sheriff's Departments says two men have been arrested after they rammed a deputy's vehicle while trying to escape from a burglary.

42-year-old Dexter Leon Spinks and 31-year-old Donald Richardson were arrested on burglary and assault charges after the incident.

According to the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office, Spinks and Richardson broke into a home east of Jacksonville on Rabbittown Rd. The homeowner was in the residence at the time and alerted the police while hiding.  A deputy was nearby at the time and arrived at the residence while a green Jeep Cherokee was exiting the home's driveway. Once the deputy turned on his emergency lights, the Jeep rammed the deputy's vehicle and flipped over into a ditch. One suspect was arrested when he got out of the vehicle, the other remained inside.

Both men are being held in the Calhoun County Jail.

Authorities suspect the men to be connected to other crimes in the area.