Winn-Dixie manager allegedly helps rob his own store, leads deputies on chase, shootout

| January 18, 2016

MADISON, Fla. – Two Valdostans have been accused of robbing a Madison County Winn-Dixie store Sunday night and leading deputies on a high-speed chase and shootout. One of the suspects is a manager at the store.

DeAnthony Roundtree, 41, and Randal Durrah, 44, both of Valdosta, have been arrested in connection with the incident. Roundtree was reportedly the driver of a getaway vehicle and was also a manager at the Winn-Dixie location that was robbed, reports WCTV.

At approximately 10 p.m., a deputy with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office reportedly observed a man behaving suspiciously in the Winn-Dixie parking lot on Highway 90 West. MCSO had received a 911 call reporting an armed robbery at approximately the same time.

The deputy reportedly tried to approach the man and then observed that the man had a firearm in one hand and a black bag in the other. The suspect then got into a vehicle and led the deputy and a police officer on a chase on east U.S. 90

The suspects reportedly fired shots at the pursuing authorities near the intersection of U.S. 90 and Marion Street, and officers returned fire. The suspects continued to flee north on State Road 53 and exchange gunfire with deputies while travelling at speeds of over 90 mph.

Returned fire from the authorities forced the suspects’ vehicle  off the road, and it hit a power line pole after officers returned fire, reports WCTV. The incident occurred on Highway 53 north of Little Cat Road. A canine caught one of the suspects attempting to flee on foot. Deputies reportedly seized money, two firearms and several rounds of ammunition.

Roundtree and Durrah have been charged with attempted murder of a law enforcement officer, possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony, armed robbery and grand theft. Roundtree has also been charged with fleeing to elude police.

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8 Comments on "Winn-Dixie manager allegedly helps rob his own store, leads deputies on chase, shootout"

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  1. I'm Wondering says:

    Does this mean he gets demoted to bagger?

  2. James says:

    They didn’t hit a power pole it was a good 10-15 feet away they were pit maneuvered off of the road but whatever the media says goes right.

    • Danny says:

      well james what the media said in this case was right because I was on the line crew that had to go out at midnight and change the broken pole !

    • jeremy says:

      What difference does that make at all? They hit it.

      • Rex Reed says:

        It makes a difference when clowns just make up junk and spread their garbage all over the internet. I’m glad Danny called James out on this one.

  3. Jay Smooth says:

    I guess he wasn’t making enough as manager huh??!! Smh