Russell County crime: 4 burglary suspects lead deputies on 10-mile chase, all now in custody

Four burglary suspects led Russell County deputies on a 10-mile chase early today, at one point causing a deputy to fire his weapon, Sheriff Tommy Boswell said.

Someone contacted authorities around 4 a.m. about a burglary at the Big Cat on Woodland Drive. A deputy close to the gas station got a description of the suspects’ vehicle and started driving to the area, Boswell said.

“He met the car on the way to the store,” the sheriff added. “He turned around on them and the chase was on.”

The suspects led authorities on a chase that ended on Lato Road in Seale, where the suspects’ car wrecked and four men ran into some nearby woods, the sheriff said.

Boswell added that a deputy fired his gun when the suspects’ vehicle wrecked. No one was injured, he added.

Three suspects were captured within two to three hours, though the last wasn’t caught until 9 a.m., Boswell said.

“The driver has got a lot of traffic charges,” he added. “All four of them are going to be charged with the burglary of the service station.”