Deputies: Two injured fleeing officers after break-in

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Jason William Jones, 26, of Eden, and David Dean Martin Jr., 27, of Danville, Va. (Rockingham Co. Sheriff's Office)

RUFFIN, N.C. — Two men were arrested after deputies said they broke into a home, stole several items and then wrecked their car trying to flee officers Thursday in Ruffin.

Jason William Jones, 26, of Eden, and David Dean Martin Jr., 27, of Danville, Va., allegedly broke into a home in the 400 block of Oregon Hill around 2 p.m.

Deputies said they were called by the father of the man whose home was being broken into. The caller said the men ran away and drove off when he approached them.

Deputies said they were already in the area and immediately started investigating. They said they found a car matching the description – a tan passenger car – at Mt. Carmel Church Road that sped off when they approached.

Deputies said the car was later found wrecked at the intersection of Mt. Carmel Church Rd. and Harrison Crossroads. When officers drew near the car, the suspects ran off, officials said.

The suspects were arrested shortly later and are currently being treated for injuries at Annie Penn Hospital.

Officials said they will be taken before a magistrate on charges of felonious breaking and entering and larceny. The investigation is ongoing.

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