published Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

2 Alabama suspects lead police on chase

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    Randall Ordell Ginn, 24.
    Courtesy 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.

When DeKalb County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jonathan Langley tried to pull a white Chevrolet with an expired tag off County Road 27, the truck driver sped away, said Sheriff Jimmy Harris 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 blew the truck’s tires, he said. But the driver didn’t stop for several blocks as the truck tried to drive on the tire rims.

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

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., was also arrested and taken to jail, Harris said.

Sheriff’s deputies found chemicals used to manufacture meth, 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, the driver, was additionally charged with attempting to elude police and reckless endangerment, Harris said.

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

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