Morgan County deputies dodge car parts during high-speed chase

Posted at 7:15 PM, Oct 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-26 00:52:15-04

MORGAN COUNTY, Colo. -- Deputies involved in a dangerous high-speed chase Tuesday were dodging car parts chucked at them by two suspects in a stolen truck.

The two men, Brandon McIntosh and Luke Batts, both 32, are facing attempted murder charges because the size, bulk and weight of the items that were thrown from the speeding vehicle could have killed pursuing deputies and other motorists, Morgan County Sheriff James Crone said in a release.

The sheriff said the incident started near Fort Morgan Tuesday afternoon when a deputy came upon the two attempting to tow a stolen Dodge Dakota. The chase continued for 45 miles at a high-rate of speed on U.S. 39 and Interstate 76 in Adams County, where Stop Sticks were used to successfully stop the truck.

After the truck was stopped, Sheriff Crone said the two suspects attempted to carjack another vehicle, but deputies managed to apprehend the two before that could happen.

The items found along the interstate included a fender, a vehicle grill, front-end grill/headlight assembly from a vehicle, the bumper from a full-size vehicle, a floor jack and a number of power and hand tools. 

No one was injured during the chase.

Sheriff Crone said the two suspects have lengthy rap sheets. They were booked into the Morgan County Jail.


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