UPDATE: BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — A Baldwin County deputy’s SUV smashed as the suspect in a domestic violence call tries to getaway.
“He started moving towards a vehicle before they could really take any action,” says Baldwin County Sheriff’s Capt. Tony Nolfe. “He put his vehicle in reverse, backed into the driveway and rammed the deputy’s vehicle.”
Deputies arrived just after nine o’clock to the Perdido Beach home to a frightening scene between a mother and son according to Nolfe. “She was locked in her car. He was kicking her car. At one point he brandished a knife but she was safely inside her vehicle at that time.”
Sheriff’s investigators identified the suspect as 24-year-old Collin MacGregor.
“He also continued to sit there and sort of spin his tires as he is pushing the deputy’s vehicle,” says Nolfe.
That led to a six-mile chase that would end off of U.S. Highway 98.
“The deputies pursued him until he went off in the field and he was actually driving erratically, spinning donuts in the field and then at some point just surrendered,” says Nolfe.
Another reminder of the unpredictability of answering a call for help.
“You never know,” says Nolfe. “Sometimes these things end very quietly and peacefully upon our arrival and sometimes you have situations like this or even worse.”
MacGregor now facing charges that include assault, domestic violence, criminal mischief and attempting to elude.
Original Story: BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office confirmed a six-mile vehicle pursuit ended Tuesday morning in some farm fields in Baldwin County.
Collin MacGregor was taken into custody and is facing charges of attempted assault on a law enforcement officer, attempting to elude, domestic violence in the second degree, and criminal mischief.
BCSO said the pursuit ended in the fields off of US Highway 98. BCSO said MacGregor was involved in a domestic violence situation when he tried to get away from BCSO deputies by slamming his vehicle into a Sheriff’s Deputy’s vehicle.
This is a developing story and will be updated when WKRG News 5 receives more information.