Valdosta men charged in high speed shootout with cops

Published: Jan. 19, 2016 at 8:29 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 19, 2016 at 8:31 AM EST
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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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