Two men charged with attempted murder in Washington County

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ala. — Two men have been charged with attempted murder for allegedly trying to injure a game warden Saturday at midnight.

Jacob Paul Davis

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says Jacob Davis, 20, led a game warden on a chase from Wayne County, Miss. into Washington County, Ala. Deputies say Davis tried to ram the game warden with his truck. Deputies also say a passenger in the truck, 21-year-old Caleb Strickland, pulled out a rifle and started firing at the game warden.

Caleb Strickland

The pursuit came to an end when the truck was forced off the road. Davis was pulled from the vehicle and arrested. A second passenger in the car, 20-year-old Shaun Hinton, was arrested by Mississippi Conservation Officers for various offenses that initiated the chase. Strickland managed to escape into the woods, but he was caught and arrested Monday.

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