Valdosta men charged in high speed shootout with cops
Madison County, FL - Two Valdosta men are facing attempted murder charges after a wild high speed chase and shootout with Florida deputies.
Investigators say 41-year-old Deanthony Roundtree and 45-year-old Randal Durrah robbed the Winn-Dixie in Madison County late Sunday night.
Around 10 o'clock a deputy spotted one of the men acting suspicious and followed his car onto U-S 90..
Investigators say Roundtree, who is the manager of the Winn-Dixie that was robbed, drove the getaway car at a high rate of speed. During the chase the men shot at the pursuing deputies who exchanged gunfire striking the suspect's vehicle multiple times.
Roundtree lost control and struck a light pole on State Road 53.
Both men were taken into custody and face numerous charges including armed robbery and attempted murder of a law enforcement officer.
None of the deputies involved in the chase were injured.
Deputies recovered cash and firearms from the vehicle.
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