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Two suspects in custody after robbery and manhunt

The Tuskegee News of Tuskegee, Alabama

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The Macon County Sheriff's Office (MCS) made two arrests after an intensive manhunt on Wednesday, Feb. 4, in the downtown area of Tuskegee.

According to the Macon County Sheriff's Department, 41-year-old Andrew Davidson of Montgomery and 24-year-old Pierre Pringle of Montgomery were apprehended during the manhunt. Both Davidson and Pringle are being held in the Macon County Jail under $128,000 bond each. They are being charged with trafficking marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, first degree robbery and attempting to elude law enforcement.

Multiple high-powered weapons were recovered from a Dodge Charger during the manhunt. Davidson also has a probation violation charge for trafficking cocaine in Troup County, Ga.

The Macon County Sheriff's office received a phone call about noon on Wednesday, Feb. 4 about a black Dodge Charger with suspects allegedly involved in an armed robbery, coming up County Road 10. The details are still unclear about exactly where the robbery took place and what actually transpired. The case is still under investigation.

After being pursued by local law enforcement, the suspects in the Dodge Charger pulled off at an unoccupied house at 608 South Main Street and took off on foot into a wooded area off South Main, Lon and Gautier Streets."We were able to apprehend two of the suspects in the wooded area in the Gautier area," said Andre' Brunson, Macon County Sheriff. "And we truly believe the others have left the Macon County community" None of this would have been possible if it had not been for the different law enforcement agencies working together," Brunson continued. "I want to thank the Tuskegee, Franklin, Shorter, Notasulga and Tuskegee University Police Departments for working with us. Special thanks are offered to the Kill by dog-tracking team and the State Bureau of Investigation."

Tuskegee Public School, located within a block of where the car was abandoned, was placed on lock-down, according to Macon County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jacqueline Brooks."When it was determined that the suspects had fled into a wooded area and with numerous law enforcement personnel, including a helicopter for vision from above, the lock-down was lifted at Tuskegee Pub-he," said Brooks, who added that District's Central Office on School Street was also locked down.

Booker T. Washington High School was also placed on lock-down.

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Original Publication Date: February 12, 2015

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