published Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Two men lead Alabama police on chase

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    Randall Ordell Ginn, 24.
    Courtesy DeKalb County Sheriff's Office

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    Jody Daniel Phillips, 36.
    DeKalb County Sheriff's Office

After two Alabama men led police on a chase, they were arrested for having ingredients to make meth as well as the drug inside their truck, police said.

When DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Jonathan Langley tried to pull a white Chevrolet with an expired tag off County Road 27, the truck driver sped away, Sheriff Jimmy Harris said in a news release.

As Langley chased the truck on back roads, the passenger threw a black bag out the window, Harris said.

Finally another sheriff’s deputy set spikes across Alabama Highway 75 and that blew the truck’s tires, he said. But the driver didn’t stop for several blocks, continuing to drive on the tire rims. The Henagar Police Department assisted in deploying the spike strips on County Road 27.

The truck’s passenger, Randall Ordell Ginn, 24, of Henagar, Ala., tried to flee on foot, but he was caught and taken to jail. The driver, Jody Daniel Phillips, 36, of Fort Payne, Ala., also was arrested and taken to jail, Harris said.

Sheriff’s deputies found chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine, as well as a small amount of finished meth inside the black bag that was retrieved from the roadside, Harris said. Police also found other drug paraphernalia inside the truck.

Both men were charged with manufacturing of controlled substance first degree and unlawful possession of controlled substance. Phillips also was charged with attempting to elude police and reckless endangerment, Harris said.

Ginn also was charged with resisting arrest and on an outstanding warrant for escape in the third degree, Harris said. Ginn had not complied with the terms of his community corrections, Harris said.

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