Suspects in Hummer try to run over Piperton police chief, ram sheriff's car

(WMC-TV) - Authorities in Marshall County are searching for one of two suspects who tried to run over a police chief and then rammed a sheriff's car.

The incident happened Friday morning, when the men, driving a Hummer, tried to run over the chief of the Piperton Police Department.

A short time later, Marshall County sheriff's deputies got involved in the pursuit of the Hummer, and one of their cars was rammed.

The Hummer eventually wrecked into John Thompson's house, near Cayce Road and Marcon Farms Road in Marshall County.

"(The Hummer) hit my house. Hit my well," Thompson said. "I was scared because I didn't know what was going on."

The two men bailed out, abandoned the Hummer, and darted into the woods, trying to escape capture for a robbery moments earlier.

"Shortly after 9:00 a.m. we had a burglary in progress in the town of Piperton," Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson said.

Dickerson said the Hummer tried to hit Piperton's police chief, and then collided with a Marshall County squad car.

Eventually, authorities tracked down one of the suspects.

"He does have the same name as the registered owner of the Hummer, but says he don't own a Hummer," Dickerson said. "It's a little more than suspicious, obviously."

The other man is still on the loose. Both face a long list of charges, and the ire of John W. Thompson.

"I don't like nobody in my yard too much. I couldn't do nothing about that," he said, surveying the damage. "We gonna git a plumber in here."

Charges are pending against the suspect taken into custody, while the other remains at large.

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